To add numbers in Google Sheets, you can use the SUM function, which is a built-in formula that adds up a range of cells. Here’s how you can use the SUM function to add numbers in Google Sheets:
- Open Google Sheets: Open your Google Sheets document where you want to perform the addition.
- Select the Cell: Click on the cell where you want the sum to appear. This is where the result of the addition will be displayed.
- Type the SUM Formula: In the selected cell, type the SUM formula in the following format:
Replace “range” with the range of cells you want to add together. For example, if you want to add the numbers in cells A1 to A5, you would type:
- Press Enter: After typing the formula, press the “Enter” key. The cell will display the sum of the numbers in the specified range.
Let’s say you have the following numbers in cells A1 to A5:
To add these numbers, you would use the formula:
After pressing Enter, the cell would display:
This is the sum of the numbers 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30.
You can also use the SUM function to add non-contiguous cells. For example, if you want to add the numbers in cells A1, B1, and C1, you can use the formula:
Remember that the SUM function is versatile and can be used with various combinations of cell ranges and individual cell references to perform addition in Google Sheets.