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Are you tired of having to manually add up numbers in your Google Sheets document? Do you wish there was a simpler way to do it without having to rely on a calculator or your own mental math? Well, the good news is that there is a way to automatically add numbers in Google Sheets! In this article, I'll show you how.

The first and easiest way to automatically add numbers in Google Sheets is by using the SUM function. This function adds up all the numbers in a range of cells. To use it, simply select the cell where you want the sum to appear and type =SUM(XX:YY) where XX is the first cell in the range and YY is the last cell in the range. For example, if you want to add up all the numbers in cells A1 to A5, you would type =SUM(A1:A5) in the cell where you want the sum to appear. Press enter, and the sum will automatically appear in the cell.

Another way to automatically add numbers in Google Sheets is by using the AutoSum shortcut. This function is a quick way to add up a column or row of data. To use it, simply click on the cell where you want the sum to appear, then press Alt + = (Windows) or Command + Shift + T (Mac). Google Sheets will automatically add up all the numbers in the column or row, and display the sum in the selected cell.

If you have a large amount of data that needs to be added up, the ARRAYFORMULA function is a great option. This function allows you to apply a formula to an entire column of data at once, rather than having to apply the formula to each individual cell. To use it, simply select the entire column where you want the sum to appear, type =ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(XX:YY)) where XX is the first cell in the range and YY is the last cell in the range, and press enter. The sum will automatically appear in all the cells in the selected column.

If you only want to add up certain cells in your data, the SUMIF function is a great option. This function adds up all the numbers in a range of cells, but only if they meet a certain condition. For example, if you want to add up all the numbers in cells A1 to A5, but only if they are greater than 10, you would type =SUMIF(A1:A5, ">10"). This function will add up all the numbers in cells A1 to A5 that are greater than 10, and display the sum in the selected cell.

The SUMIFS function is similar to the SUMIF function, but it allows you to add up numbers that meet multiple conditions. For example, if you want to add up all the numbers in cells A1 to A5 that are greater than 10 and less than 20, you would type =SUMIFS(A1:A5, ">10", "<20"). This function will add up all the numbers in cells A1 to A5 that are greater than 10 and less than 20, and display the sum in the selected cell.

The Query function is a powerful tool that allows you to retrieve and manipulate data in Google Sheets. It can also be used to automatically add up numbers in a range of cells. To use it, simply type =QUERY(A1:B5, "select sum(A) where A > 10") where A1:B5 is the range of cells you want to add up, and A is the column with the numbers you want to add up. This function will add up all the numbers in column A that are greater than 10, and display the sum in the selected cell.

As you can see, there are several ways to automatically add numbers in Google Sheets. Whether you're working with a small amount of data or a large dataset, there is a function that will make your life easier. So why waste time manually adding up numbers when you can let Google Sheets do the work for you? Give these functions a try, and see how much time and effort you can save.