What does it do?

Adds two numbers

Formula breakdown:

=number1 + number2

What it means:

=the number being added to + the number being added

In Excel adding numbers together is really easy with the Addition Formula which uses the addition operator: +

I will show you in the steps below how you could add numbers together in your Excel worksheet.

This is the table of values that we want to perform addition on:

Addition Formula in Excel

I explain how you can do this below:


STEP 1: We need to enter the number we want to add:


Addition Formula in Excel


STEP 2: Enter the addition operator +

=C9 +

Addition Formula in Excel


STEP 3: Enter the number to add:

=C9 + D9

Addition Formula in Excel

Apply the same formula to the rest of the cells by dragging the lower right corner downwards.

You now have all of the addition results!

Addition Formula in Excel

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