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MULTIPLY Function in Google Sheets: Explained

In this article, you will learn how to use the MULTIPLY formula in Google Sheets.

What is the MULTIPLY formula in Google Sheets?

In Google Sheets, you can use the MULTIPLY formula to multiply two factors. Note that the MULTIPLY formula takes only two arguments and doesn’t accept a range or more than two factors as its arguments.

How to use the MULTIPLY function in Google Sheets

The general syntax is as follows:

=MULTIPLY(factor1, factor2)

factor1: This is a value to be multiplied by

factor2: This is the second multiplicand.

For example, to multiply the numbers 2 and 3 together, you would enter 

=MULTIPLY(2, 3)

into a cell in Google Sheets. This would return the result 6. 

You can also use the =MULTIPLY formula to multiply the contents of cells. For example, if you have the number 2 in cell B4 and the number 3 in cell C4, you can enter the formula

=MULTIPLY(B4, C4)

to multiply the two numbers together. This would return the result 6.

How to use the MULTIPLY function in Google Sheets with examples

How do I multiply multiple cells by the same number in Google Sheets?

For example, you can multiply multiple cells by the same number using the following sample formulas. In the first example, you need to create a table containing the first and second factors for each calculation, and you input the same number in all cells in a column for the second factor. Once you insert the MULTIPLY formula for the first row, you can copy and paste the formula for the other rows in the table. In the second example, you enter the second factor in a cell and use the absolute reference in the MULTIPLY function. Again, once you insert the MULTIPLY formula for the first row, you can copy and paste it to the other rows in the table.

How to multiply multiple cells by the same number in Google Sheets

How do you multiply all cells at once?

You can use the PRODUCT formula to multiply all cells at once instead of the MULTIPLY formula because, as mentioned above, the MULTIPLY function can’t take an array or range as its argument.

PRODUCT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

What is the alternative to the MULTIPLY function in Google Sheets?

You can use the asterisk “*” as an operator for multiplication in Google Sheets. For instance, if you want to multiply 2 by 3, you can insert the following formula in a cell:

=2*3

Cell reference can be used in multiplication. For example, if you want to multiply 2 in cell B1 by 3 in cell C1, the formula would be as follows:

=B1*C1

What are the other formulas related to mathematics and statistics

If you don’t get the solution you are looking for in this article, or you have further questions related to mathematics or statistics, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Go to the following articles to learn basic formulas in Google Sheets.

How to Do Math in Google Sheets for Beginners

ADD Function in Google Sheets: Explained

MINUS Function in Google Sheets: Explained

DIVIDE Function in Google Sheets: Explained

PRODUCT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Use SUM Function in Google Sheets

How to Use SUMPRODUCT Formula in Google Sheets

How to Use MAX Function in Google Sheets

How to Use MIN Function in Google Sheets

How to Use MEDIAN Function in Google Sheets

How to Use AVERAGE Formula in Google Sheets

How to Use MODE Function in Google Sheets

MOD Function in Google Sheets: Explained

Navigate to the pages below to learn how to sum, count, or average numbers with a condition or multiple conditions. 

How to Use SUMIF Function in Google Sheets - sum up the numbers that meet a criterion

SUMIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - sum up the numbers that meet multiple criteria

How to Use COUNTIF Function in Google Sheets - count the number of cells that meet a requirement

How to Use COUNTIFS function in Google Sheets - count the number of cells that meet multiple requirements

AVERAGEIF Function in Google Sheets: Explained - average the figures that meet a standard

AVERAGEIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - average the figures that meet multiple standards

AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Function in Google Sheets: Explained - use this formula to calculate the weighted average

MAXIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - seek for the maximum value that meets specific criteria

MINIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - seek for the minimum value that meets specific criteria

Visit the following post if you are interested in learning how to count the number of specific cells.

COUNT Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of cells containing numeric values (except for blank ones)

COUNTA Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of cells incorporating all types of values containing text and date, except for blank ones

COUNTBLANK Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of blank cells

COUNTUNIQUE Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of unique cells

You can learn about other Google Sheets formulas and tips that are not mentioned here on this page: LiveFlow‘s How to Guides

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