# Excel sheet

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## Multiply formula in excel

In microsoft excel if you want to multiply a row or column or cell you can multiply but in-built multiplication is not available but rather you should enter the operator “equal to” (=) then the first number, followed by (*)- asterisk this is the most commonly used for multiplication and then the second number.

For instance: = 2*2 is 4

So the asterisk symbolizes multiplication and it should be placed in between the numbers to be multiplied.

• The number that is multiplied is called as MULTIPLICAND
• The number that is multiplied with the multiplicand is known as MULTIPLIER
• The multiplier and the multiplicand is known as FACTORS
• The result is known as THE PRODUCT

So let us see how to multiply in excel

There are three ways you multiple in excel

1. Asterisk symbol ( * )
2. Product function method
3. Sumproduct function method

Tables of content

Multiple column with asterisk

Multiple row with asterisk

Multiple with Product function

Multiple with sumproduct function

Multiple with percentage

• Multiple column with asterisk

In excel the table will show two columns named A and B.

To multiply the numerical value of column A by column B, take the first column and the first row and multiply it with the second column and second row.

(remember you have to enter the columns or the rows you want to multiple, these are just examples for you to understand)

Multiplication formula =A2*B2 in column C2

Then press enter so it shows the output.

Example: =A2 ( 2 ) * B2 ( 2 ) is 4 in column C and cell C2

• Multiple row with asterisk

In excel the table will show two rows named A and B

To multiply the numerical value of row A by row B, take the first column and the first row and multiply it with the first column and second row.

This is the same as the multiplication format of the column instead you should check the rows.

Multiplication formula is row A1 with row A2 in row A3

Example: =A1 ( 2 ) * A2 ( 2 ) is 4 in row A3

• Multiple with Product function

With the product function you can multiply two columns or two rows

A list of numbers can be sent to the PRODUCT function as inputs for multiplication.

Multiplication formula is =PRODUCT and the respected rows or columns

( the difference between first two methods is we are replacing the asterisk with the word product )

Example : =PRODUCT( A1,A2) or  =PRODUCT( A1,B1)

• Multiple with sumproduct function

The SUMPRODUCT function multiplies the values in two rows or columns and then sums the resulting products.

With the sumproduct function you will be able to calculate the entire row and column with just one click

formula : column A and the total number of rows you want to multiply with column B and the total number of rows you want to multiply.

Example

 1.    A B C ITEM PRICE OTY p1 100 1 p2 200 2 p3 300 2 7. Total sales =SUMPRODUCT(B3:B5,C3,C5) 1100
• Multiple with percentage

This method is used to multiple with percentage

There are three methods:

=10*5%

=A10*0.05

=A10*5%

So these are the methods and tricks used to multiply in excel sheets.