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=COUNT(A2:A8,2) Counts the number of cells that contain numbers in the list,

and the value 2 (4)


See Also

Adds all the numbers in a range of cells.


SUM(number1,number2, ...)

Number1, number2, ... are 1 to 30 arguments for which you want the total value or sum.


 Numbers, logical values, and text representations of numbers that you type
directly into the list of arguments are counted. See the first and second examples
 If an argument is an array or reference, only numbers in that array or reference are
counted. Empty cells, logical values, text, or error values in the array or reference
are ignored. See the third example following.
 Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers
cause errors.


The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.


1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

2. Select the example in the Help topic. Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

3. Press CTRL+C.
4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.