This post will guide you how to use Excel SUM function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

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## Description

The Excel SUM function will adds all numbers in a range of cells and returns the sum of these values. You can add individual values, cell references or ranges in excel.

The SUM function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry Function.

The SUM function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

## Syntax

The syntax of the SUM function is as below:

= SUM(number1,[number2],…)

Where the SUM function arguments are:

**number1**-This is a required argument. A numeric value that you want to sum.**[number2],…**– This is an optional argument. Numbers that you want to find the sum of.

**Note: **

- The SUM function can accept up to 255 arguments

**Excel SUM Function Examples**

The below examples will show you how to use Excel SUM Function to return the sum of a set of numbers.

**#1** To get the sum value of Cell B1 and B2, just using the following excel formula:

=SUM(B1,B2)

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