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How To Multiply Cells In Excel

How to multiply cells in excel? If not, follow our Multiplication formulas (below mention) and you will learn How to multiply cells in excel.

In basic mathematics, you can multiply two numbers with multiply signs like (X). There are no global formulas in excel. They have some different ways to calculate multiply in columns, numbers, and cells if you compare it with basic maths.

Ways To Multiply Cells In Excel

1. Multiply using an asterisk sign

If you search How to multiply cells in excel. Then we say asterisk is a basic standard mathematical symbol in excel. It’s placed between two numbers to be multiplied. How to multiply numbers in Excel using an asterisk sign? the formula will clear your doubt.

Formula:- =2*5 after writing this formula press the (Enter)button.

This is the quickest formula to multiply two numbers in Excel.

Example Screenshot Below.

How to multiply cells in excel
multiply the asterisk sign in excel

When you multiple several numbers in the cell you can also use the asterisk symbol. like this

Formula:- =3*8*10 after writing this formula press the (Enter)button.

Examples Screenshot below

How to multiply cells in excel
multiply the asterisk sign in excel

How to multiply cells in Excel

How to multiply cells in excel? Multiplication between two cells in excel can be done by using this formula.

For example, multiply the rate in A2 cell by the rate in cell B2 using this formula:-

=A2*B2 after writing this formula don’t forget to press the (Enter)button.

Example Screenshot Below

How to multiply cells in excel
how to Multiply cells in excel

This formula can help if you include more cells in your excel sheet by using a separated multiplication sign. Like =A3*B3*C3

Example Screenshot Below

How to multiply cells in excel
how to Multiply cells in excel

How to multiply columns in excel

1. To multiply two columns in excel write this formula in C2 column =A2*B2.

2. After putting the formula you want to get more column multiplication in your sheet. Just double-click the black square in the lower right-hand side corner. Then hold the square and drag below at the end of the columns if you want to multiply. You get the result at once with just a click.

Example Screenshot

How to multiply cells in excel
How to multiply column in excel

How to Multiply Rows in excel

How to multiply rows in excel? Multiple rows in excel are almost the same as multiply columns in excel formula.

  1. You first write the multiplication formula in the A4 cell. As follow our example 1 screenshot mention below. In this example we multiple row 2 rate by the rate row 3 which began with column A. The Formula:- =A2*A3
  2. How to multiply two or more rows in excel? After the result in Example 1, you can see a red arrow defined as a black box. Select the black box and hold on to your mouse. Drag your mouse right-hand side at the end of the rows if you want to multiply. Your formula will copy automatically. See example 2 screenshot mentioned below.

Example Screenshot Below.

How to multiply cells in excel
how to multiply rows in excel

2. Multiply using the PRODUCT function In Excel

How to multiply cells in excel? PRODUCTformula can easy to multiply many cells together at once if you use this formula in excel.

The PRODUCT function syntax has the following arguments:

  1. For example to multiply rates in cells A2 to C2 you can use this formula. The formula is =PRODUCT(A2:C2).
  2. Another formula you can use if you want to multiply the numbers in cells A2 through C2 and then multiplies that result by 5 or more as per your requirements. Following the Formula =PRODUCT(A2:C2,5)

Following Screenshot Below

How to multiply cells in excel
Multiply using PRODUCT function

How to Multiply columns by a number

How to multiply columns by a number in excel. Suppose you want to multiply a number with columns this formula can help you a lot. If you follow our example below you can see a number in column A2 which I want to multiply by column B2. Below have some following steps you can easy to understand.

  1. At first, put the number multiply by columns in cell number A2.
  2. The numbers to be multiplied are in column B2 or below.
  3. Then write the formula =B2*$A$2
  4. Don’t forget after writing the formula press Enter button.

Note:- Into this formula using $simbol is refers to A2 is “Absolute” which means when you copy this formula to another cell the reference will always be to cell A2.

Follow Screenshot Below

How to multiply cells in excel
How to multiply columns by a number in excel

3. Multiply array formulas in excel

Multiply cells in excel? in bove some formula we explained but now another formula we will discuss which is an array formula. This formula is also called the array or CSE (Ctrl+Shift+Enter) formula.

You can use the total value of numbers calculation in this formula another way.

  1. The formula is =SUM(B2:B5*C2:C5)
  2. Wait don’t press enter after writing this formula.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter combine button same time
  4. After getting the result if you follow the edit formula you can see {} this bracket is added to your formula.

Example Screenshot below

How to multiply cells in excel
array formula in excel
Conclusion On: How To Multiply Cells In Excel

In this article, we’ve covered everything you need to know about how to multiply in Excel! Now grab your computer and dive into Excel to give it a try for yourself!

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