MULTIPLYformula is used to multiply two numbers together. It takes in two factors and returns their product. This formula is commonly used in various financial calculations, such as calculating the total cost of an order or the total revenue generated by a product.
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MULTIPLY formula with the syntax shown below, it has 2 required parameters:
- factor1 (required):
The first factor to be multiplied. This can be a number or a reference to a cell containing a number.
- factor2 (required):
The second factor to be multiplied. This can be a number or a reference to a cell containing a number.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
MULTIPLYformula in Google Sheets.
Calculating total cost
By using the
MULTIPLY formula, you can easily calculate the total cost of an order by multiplying the quantity of items by their unit price.
Calculating total revenue
MULTIPLY formula is also useful in calculating the total revenue generated by a product, by multiplying the quantity sold by the unit price.
You can use the
MULTIPLY formula to calculate the interest earned on an investment by multiplying the principal amount by the interest rate.
MULTIPLYnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
MULTIPLYGoogle Sheets Formula:
Incorrect number of arguments
The MULTIPLY formula requires exactly two arguments: factor1 and factor2. If you provide more or fewer arguments than that, the formula will return an error. Make sure you have the correct number of arguments.
Invalid data type
The MULTIPLY formula can only be used with numerical data. If you try to use it with text or other non-numerical data, the formula will return an error. Make sure your data is in the correct format.
Using the wrong operator
The MULTIPLY formula uses the * symbol as the operator. If you use a different symbol, such as x or X, the formula will return an error. Make sure you are using the correct operator.
The following functions are similar to
MULTIPLY or are often used with it in a formula:
SUMfunction in Google Sheets adds up a range of numbers. This function is most commonly used to sum the values in a range of cells.
The AVERAGE function calculates the average (arithmetic mean) of the values passed to it. It is commonly used to find the average of a range of cells containing numerical data.
MAXfunction returns the maximum value from a range of cells or a set of supplied values. It is commonly used to find the largest value in a dataset.
MINformula is a statistical function that returns the smallest value in a set of numbers. It is commonly used to find the minimum value from a range of cells or a list of values.
You can learn more about the
MULTIPLY Google Sheets function on Google Support.