If you are looking to multiply cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel there are 3 different ways to do so depending on the data you have and the desired result. The first way to multiply cells in Excel is to use the product formula which multiplies every single cell reference by another cell. The second way to multiply cells in Excel is to use the time formula which multiplies each cell by one number only (single). The third way to multiply cells in Excel is by using the array function (multiply) and applying that function to every cell that needs multiplication.
1) The easiest way to multiply a cell
There are three different ways to multiply cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel. The easiest way is using the multiplication symbol (x). If you have cells A1 and B1 that contain numbers, then type the following in cell C1 to multiply those numbers: =A1*B1. This will multiply both of their numbers together, like if A1=2 and B1=3, then C1 will be 6.
Another way to multiply cells is using a formula that multiplies. If you have cell A1 that contains a number, like 2, then type =A1*2 into another cell, like B1. This will tell Excel to multiply whatever number is in A1 by 2. The last method of multiplying cells involves entering a function into a cell, such as =SUM(A1:B2), which would look at every single cell between A1 and B2 (including those cells) and add their numbers together.
The fastest way to multiply multiple cells: Sometimes you may want to multiply many numbers quickly because they are similar or you can use them in something else later on.
2) Using the MULTIPLY formula
This example will show you 3 different ways to multiply cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel: the simple MULTIPLY formula, the SUMPRODUCT formula, and the Product and Quotient methods.
The MULTIPLY formula multiplies two or more numbers by each other. To use it, type MULTIPLY( number1, number2) into a cell. The first and second numbers are then multiplied together to give you your answer. So if you wanted to multiply 5 by 6, you would type =MULTIPLY(5,6) into a cell. You can also enter multiple cells for numbers1 and numbers2 – when you do so, Microsoft Excel multiplies all of those individual cells together for an overall result.
However, it’s important to note that when multiplying cells in Excel, you need to make sure you’re using absolute references. When referencing cells in a MULTIPLY formula, use $ signs before all numbers except zero. For example, if you want to multiply cell B3 by C4, type =MULTIPLY($B$3,$C$4) into a cell. This will ensure your formula always works correctly regardless of how cells B3 or C4 change as you enter new data into your spreadsheet.
3) Using the SUMPRODUCT function
Multiplying cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel using the SUMPRODUCT function is quite simple. If you would like a refresher on how the SUMPRODUCT function works, please visit this blog post: How to use the SUMPRODUCT Function in Excel. If you are not familiar with how Excel formulas work, I highly recommend going through this tutorial before continuing with this blog post. Once you have a good understanding of how functions work, let’s get started multiplying cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel using 3 different methods.
We will begin by examining how to multiply cells and numbers in Microsoft Excel using a custom SUMPRODUCT function. The first step is go to your Developer tab, located at the top left of your Excel screen. Then click on Visual Basic. Finally, you want to locate a blank white space within your spreadsheet, click on that area and then press Control + Shift + A. This will activate an empty module where we can start creating our SUMPRODUCT function. To do so, enter =SUMPRODUCT( into cell B2 of your spreadsheet. This should automatically expand for you if it has not already done so once you press enter or tab off of cell B2.