How to add a column or row of numbers

1. Select the cell you where you want to put the result of your addition

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2. Type in  =sum(     

[To get the  ‘(‘  symbol  – hold down the ‘Shift’ key on your keyboard and press the (   key on your keyboard.]

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3. Using your computer mouse – Select and drag down all the cells you want to add (since it is a column of numbers we are adding in our example). If we were adding a row of numbers we would drag across.

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4. Press the ‘Enter’ key on the keyboard.

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Excel has performed the addition for us

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