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#1
January 12th 06, 03:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
 Axia's Mom external usenet poster Posts: n/a
Multiply two columns in Excel or one column by one number

I am a beginner at this. Using Excel, all I want to do is to multiply 2
columns together to give a third column. For example, a list of numbers in
column A against a list of numbers in column B to produce a column C - (A2
times B2 to equal a number C2))

or to multiply all the numbers in one column (like "calories" or A2-A18)
times one number (like 0.2) to produce a third column. I tried to do this but
the results replaced the numbers.

and to multiply one column times two other numbers.

I'm going nuts (I'm swearing all over and I don't usually swear) trying to
add numbers for a book I'm writing. I've got macronutrients like protein and
I want to figure out how many calories the protein is by multiply the number
of calories (in column A) times 0.20

I would do this by calculator but I've got about a zillion numbers and last
time I tried it I made too many mistakes.

Thanks to anyone who can help.
#2
January 12th 06, 03:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.newusers
 Dave Peterson external usenet poster Posts: n/a
Multiply two columns in Excel or one column by one number

You can use a formula:

=a2*b2
and fill down that column.

or
=a2*0.2

There are instructions at Debra Dalgleish's site for how to fill a range.

http://contextures.com/xlDataEntry01.html

Axia's Mom wrote:
>
> I am a beginner at this. Using Excel, all I want to do is to multiply 2
> columns together to give a third column. For example, a list of numbers in
> column A against a list of numbers in column B to produce a column C - (A2
> times B2 to equal a number C2))
>
> or to multiply all the numbers in one column (like "calories" or A2-A18)
> times one number (like 0.2) to produce a third column. I tried to do this but
> the results replaced the numbers.
>
> and to multiply one column times two other numbers.
>
> I'm going nuts (I'm swearing all over and I don't usually swear) trying to
> add numbers for a book I'm writing. I've got macronutrients like protein and
> I want to figure out how many calories the protein is by multiply the number
> of calories (in column A) times 0.20
>
> I would do this by calculator but I've got about a zillion numbers and last
> time I tried it I made too many mistakes.
>
> Thanks to anyone who can help.

--

Dave Peterson

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