### Excel SUM Function

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This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the **Excel SUM Function** in Excel to add numbers, with formula examples.

## SUM Function Description:

The SUM Function Adds numbers together.

## Formula Examples:

Example | Formula | Result |
---|---|---|

1 | =SUM(B5:B8) | 27 |

## Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the SUM Formula is:

1 |
=SUM(number1,number2) |

### Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

**number1** – Two or more numbers, separated by commas, or an array of numbers.

## Additional Notes

## SUM Examples in VBA

You can also use the SUM function in VBA. Type:

`application.worksheetfunction.sum(number1,number2)`

For the function arguments (number1, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

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## How to use the SUM Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:

`=AND(`

After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:

You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=SUM(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut **CTRL + A** (**A** for **A**rguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:

For more information about the SUM Formula visit the

Microsoft Website.