How to multiply numbers in Excel

To make the simplest multiplication formula in Excel, type the equals sign (=) in a cell,

then type the first number you want to multiply, followed by an asterisk, followed by the second number, and hit the Enter key to calculate the formula.

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For example, to multiply 2 by 5, you type this expression in a cell (with no spaces): =2*5

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To **multiply numbers** in Excel, use the asterisk symbol (*) or the PRODUCT function. Learn how to multiply columns and how to multiply a column by a constant.

1. The formula below multiplies numbers in a cell. Simply use the asterisk symbol (*) as the multiplication operator. Don’t forget, always start a formula with an equal sign (=).

2. The formula below multiplies the values in cells A1, A2 and A3.

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3. As you can imagine, this formula can get quite long. Use the PRODUCT function to shorten your formula. For example, the PRODUCT function below multiplies the values in the range A1:A7.

4. Here’s another example.

Explanation: =A1*A2*A3*A4*A5*A6*A7*B1*B2*B3*B4*C1*8 produces the exact same result.

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Take a look at the screenshot below. To **multiply two columns** together, execute the following steps.

5a. First, multiply the value in cell A1 by the value in cell B1.

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5b. Next, select cell C1, click on the lower right corner of cell C1 and drag it down to cell C6.

Take a look at the screenshot below. To **multiply a column of numbers by a constant number**, execute the following steps.

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6a. First, multiply the value in cell A1 by the value in cell A8. Fix the reference to cell A8 by placing a $ symbol in front of the column letter and row number ($A$8).

6b. Next, select cell B1, click on the lower right corner of cell B1 and drag it down to cell B6.

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Explanation: when we drag the formula down, the absolute reference ($A$8) stays the same, while the relative reference (A1) changes to A2, A3, A4, etc.

You can also use Paste Special to quickly multiply a range of cells by a constant number.

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