Multiply and PRODUCT Function in Excel

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Certainly! In Excel, you can perform multiplication using the asterisk (*) symbol, and there is also a specific function called PRODUCT that you can use for multiplying a range of values.

Using the Asterisk (*) for Multiplication:

To multiply two numbers in Excel, you can use the following syntax:

=A1 * A2 

This formula multiplies the value in cell A1 by the value in cell A2.

If you want to multiply more than two numbers, you can extend the formula:

=A1 * A2 * A3 * A4 * A5 * A6

Using the PRODUCT Function:

Alternatively, you can use the PRODUCT function to multiply a range of values. The syntax for the PRODUCT function is as follows:

=PRODUCT(number1, [number2], [number3], ...) 
  • number1: The first value to multiply.
  • [number2], [number3], ...: Optional values to multiply.

For example, to multiply the values in cells A1 to A8, you can use the PRODUCT function like this:

=PRODUCT(A1:A6)

The PRODUCTfunction can handle up to 255 individual arguments, similar to the SUM function.

 

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