# How to use Excel SUM function

## SUMMARY INFO

All the basic information regarding Excel SUM function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

 Function: SUM Function Category: Math and trigonometry Description: Adds its arguments Return Value: The sum of values supplied. Syntax: =SUM (number1, [number2], [number3], …) Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000 Other languages: English: SUM French:  SOMME German: SUMME Spanish:  SUMA Dutch: SOM Italian: SOMMA Russian: СУММ Danish: SUM Swedish: SUMMA Portuguese (Brazil): SOMA Polish: SUMA Finnish: SUMMA Norwegian:  SUMMER Portuguese (Portugal): SOMA Czech:  SUMA Hungarian: SZUM Turkish: TOPLA All Other Languages: SUM Related Functions: SUMIF, SUMIFS

## FUNCTION DETAILS

Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of Excel SUM function can be seen below.

### =SUM (number1, [number2], [number3], …)

number1 The first item to sum.
number2 [optional] The second item to sum.
number3 [optional] The third item to sum.

## VIDEO EXAMPLES

Check the video below to see How to use Excel SUM function with some examples:

Here we provide a list of useful links which we think can be useful while trying to learn the function usage with some examples and tips.

Microsoft Office support page – Excel SUM formula:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/SUM-function-043e1c7d-7726-4e80-8f32-07b23e057f89Excel Sum

Function Examples:
https://www.contextures.com/xlFunctions01.html

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