Adds a series of numbers
Sample Usage
SUM(Cost1:Cost5)
Syntax
SUM(

number1
 [
]
 number2
 ...
 number1—The number or range of numbers to add
 —[optional]
 number2
 ...
Additional numbers or ranges of numbers to add
Examples
This example references the following sheet information:
Clothing Item  Transaction Total  Units Sold  Price Per Unit  

1  Totals  4,285.00  337  250.00 
2  TShirt  1,170.00  78  15.00 
3  Pants  1,491.00  42  35.50 
4  Jacket  812.00  217  200.00 
Given the table above, here are some examples of using SUM in a sheet:
Formula  Description  Result 

=SUM(12, 45, 72)  Sums a series of numbers: 12, 45, and 72.  129 
=SUM([Transaction Total]:[Transaction Total])  Sums the Transaction Total column  8,570.00 
=SUM(CHILDREN())  Placed in the parent row to sum the child rows of the Transaction Total column. Rows 2–4 apply. (Row 1 is the parent row.)  4,285.00 
=IF(SUM([Transaction Total]4)= ([Units Sold]4 * [Price Per Unit]4), "Total Correct" , "Total Incorrect")  Returns the string Total correct if the value of row 4 in the Transaction Total column is equal to the product (amount when two numbers are multiplied by each other) of the value in row 4 of Units Sold and Price Per Unit columns. Otherwise, the function returns Total Incorrect.  Total Incorrect 
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