 # How to Sum Random Cells in Excel & Google Sheets

Do you need to sum random cells in Excel or Google Sheets but don't want to add them up manually? There's a quick and easy way to do it using the SUM function.

In this blog post, we'll show you how to sum random cells in Excel and Google Sheets so you can get the answers you need without any headaches.

## What is =SUM() Function?

The SUM function is a built-in function that allows you to quickly sum up cells. It's one of the most commonly used functions in spreadsheets because it's so versatile.

Using the SUM function can save you a lot of time if you need to add up large numbers of cells or if you need to sum cells that are spread out across a worksheet.

The SUM function is also useful if you want to add up cells that meet specific criteria (e.g., cells that contain numbers greater than or equal to 10).

Perks of using the SUM function:

• Saves time by quickly adding up cells
• Can sum cells that are spread out across a worksheet
• Can sum cells that meet specific criteria (e.g., cells that contain numbers greater than or equal to 10)
• Easy to use - just enter =SUM(cell1:cell2) into a cell

## How to Sum Random Cells in Excel & Google Sheets

Now that we know what the SUM function is and some of its benefits, let's take a look at how to sum random cells in Excel and Google Sheets.

Summing random cells in Excel is easy - just enter =SUM(cell1:cell2) into a cell, where cell1 is the first cell you want to sum and cell2 is the last cell. For example, if you want to sum cells A1 to A5, you would enter =SUM(A1:A5) into a cell. You can also sum cells that are not next to each other by separating them with a comma. For example, if you want to sum cells A1, B3, and D5, you would enter =SUM(A1,B3,D5) into a cell.

This will work in both Excel and Google Sheets.

## Final Thoughts!

Summing random cells in Excel or Google Sheets is easy using the SUM function. You can also sum cells that are not next to each other by separating them with a comma. This will save you time if you need to add up large numbers of cells or if you need to sum cells that are spread out across a worksheet.