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Google Sheets Multiplication Operator


Multiplication Operator

Multiplication uses the * symbol in Google Sheets.

How to multiply cells:

  1. Select a cell and type (=)
  2. Select a cell
  3. Type (*)
  4. Select another cell
  5. Hit enter

You can add more cells to formula by typing (*) between the cells.

Let's have a look at some examples.


Multiplying Manual Entries

Let's start with adding in a formula. Start with a clean sheet.

Step by step:

  1. Type A1(=)
  2. Type 2*2
  3. Hit enter


Multiplying Two Cells

Let's add some numbers to work with. Type the following values:

Step by step:

  1. Type A3(=)
  2. Select A1
  3. Type (*)
  4. Select A2
  5. Hit enter


Multiplying Using Absolute Reference

You can lock a cell and multiply it with other cells.

How to do it, step by step:

  1. Select a cell and type (=)
  2. Select the cell you want to lock and add two dollar signs ($) before the column and row or press F4
  3. Type (*)
  4. Select another cell
  5. Hit enter
  6. Fill the range

Let's have a look at an example where we multiply B1(5) with the range A1:A10 using absolute reference and the fill function.

Copy the values to follow along:

Copy Values

Step by step:

  1. Type C1(=)

  1. Select B1 type dollar sign before column and row $B$1

  1. Type (*)

  1. Select A1

  1. Hit enter

  1. Fill C1:C10

You got it! You have successfully used absolute reference to multiply B1(5) with the range A1:A10.