# Excel - SUM Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I want to sum the two highest consecutive values in a row of numbers. What formula should I use? Thank you.
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Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 11:51
Hello, welcome to Got it pro
User 29/11/2017 - 11:52
Hello
User 29/11/2017 - 11:52
I am trying to sum the two highest consecutive values in this row.
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 11:52
I didn't get you
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 11:53
what do you mean by two highest consecutive ?
User 29/11/2017 - 11:54
I mean two consecutive numbers (side by side), that when totaled, are higher than any other two consecutive numbers
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 11:54
ok
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 11:54
User 29/11/2017 - 11:55
Sure
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 11:57
F3 is 0
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 11:57
right?
User 29/11/2017 - 11:57
Yes
Excelchat Expert 29/11/2017 - 11:58
ok
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:01
done
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:01
See, cell C5
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:02
it's the maximum sum
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:04
there?
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:05
hello?
User 30/11/2017 - 12:05
I don't think that's it unfortunately. The sum of the two consecutive numbers for C3 and D3 would be different. Can I show you what I mean in a long hand example
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:06
yes, it is
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:06
C3+D3 is written in D4
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:06
then D3+E3 is written in E4
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:07
E3+F3 in F4
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:07
similarly, ll values
User 30/11/2017 - 12:07
C3 + D3 should be 259,722
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:08
done now
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:09
See cell C5 and C7
User 30/11/2017 - 12:09
I see, let me take a look
User 30/11/2017 - 12:11
Great, I can see it responding now
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:11
ok
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:11
Have a great day
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:11
:)
User 30/11/2017 - 12:11
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:12
Thanks and Welcome!
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:12
Excelchat Expert 30/11/2017 - 12:12
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