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How to Count Cells Greater Than

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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