# How in Excel to calculate the amount?

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Advanced user of our familiar packageprograms Microsoft Office understands that Microsoft Excel is not only a large and convenient table, but also a modern super calculator with a huge number of functions. In this small lesson we will teach you how to calculate the amount in excel.

## As in excel, calculate the amount in the cell

If you need to insert an amount in the cellit is not necessary to calculate it in advance on a calculator. The main thing is to remember that you have to start any action in the cell with the = sign. For example, you need to count the sum of 5 + 7 in exel. Inside any cell, type: "= 5 + 7" and press enter.

## Excel - how to calculate the sum of a column

- Click on the empty cell under the column.
- Hold down the shift key and click the up arrow. You have all cells in the column, the amount of which you need to calculate.
- In the top on the standard panel with different iconsfind the sum icon (it looks like this: Σ). Click on it. Congratulations, you counted the amount of the column in the excel! The result appeared in the cell below the column.