We can count cells that are greater than a criteria with the COUNTIF function. The steps below will walk through the process.
Figure 1: How to Count cells greater than
- Range is the range of values where we want a count
- X is the criteria which the COUNTIF FUNCTION returns a count for. This is the value that others should be greater than.
Setting up the Data
We have subjects offered by a student in a semester. We will count the marks greater than 70.
- We will input the SUBJECTS in Column B
- We will input the MARKS into Column C
- Cell D4 is where we want the COUNTIF FUNCTION to return the result
Figure 2: Setting up the Data
Count Cells Greater Than
- We will click on Cell D4
- We will insert the formula below into the cell
- We will press the enter key
Figure 3: Result of Marks Greater than 70
- We can use the formula below to count cells that are greater than an equal to 70
- By changing the sign to less than sign, we can count cells that are less than the specified criteria
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