How to Add Numbers in Google Spreadsheet: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you’re new to using Google Spreadsheet, you may be wondering how to add up numbers quickly and easily. Thankfully, it’s a simple process that can save you a lot of time and effort. In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to use the sum function in Google Spreadsheet.

First, open up your Google Spreadsheet and find the table you want to add the numbers up in. For this example, we’ll be using a table about chicken nuggets (yes, you read that right). Let’s say we have five people who each ordered 50 chicken nuggets. We want to make sure that all the chicken nuggets were eaten, so we need to add up the total number of chicken nuggets consumed.

To do this, we’ll use the sum function. First, click on the cell where you want to display the total. Then, click on the “Functions” button (it looks like the Greek letter sigma) in the top toolbar. This will bring up a list of functions you can use in your spreadsheet.

Find the “Sum” function in the list and click on it. You’ll notice that the cursor changes to a plus sign. Now, click and drag your cursor over the cells containing the numbers you want to add up. In our example, we’ll select the cells containing the number of chicken nuggets each person ate.

Once you’ve selected all the cells you want to add up, release the mouse button. You should see the sum of the cells you selected displayed in the cell you clicked on earlier. In our example, the sum is 50, which is the total number of chicken nuggets ordered.

But what if you make a mistake and accidentally enter the wrong number? No problem – the sum function will automatically update to reflect the correct total. In our example, let’s say we accidentally entered that one person ate 86 chicken nuggets instead of 10. The sum function will update to show that the total is actually 222 (not the 44 it previously displayed).

In summary, the sum function in Google Spreadsheet is a quick and easy way to add up numbers in your table. By following these simple steps, you’ll be able to make sure your totals are correct and save yourself a lot of time and effort in the process.