We can count the total number of **cells, rows**, and **column** in a range by using the **COLUMNS** function and the **ROWS** function. The steps below will walk through the process.

Figure 1: Total number of Cells in the Range

**Formula** **to Count Total Cells in a Range**

**=ROWS(range)*COLUMNS(range)**

**Setting up the Data** **to Count Total Cells in a Range**

We will set up the data by imputing the values as shown in figure 2 into the various cells

- Cell A4 to Cell A12 will contain the
**Month** - Cell B4 to Cell B12 will contain the
**Ad cost**for each month **Cell C4**,**Cell C5**, and**Cell C6**will contain**Columns**,**Rows**, and**Cells**respectively

Figure 2: Setting up the Data

**Counting the Total Columns in the Range (A4:B12)**

We will input the **formula below** into **Cell D4** to count the total **number of columns** in the **range** and press the **enter key**

**=COLUMNS(A4:B12)**

Figure 3: Result for the Total number of Columns in the Range

**Counting the Total Rows in the Range (A4:B12)**

We will input the **formula below** into **Cell D5** to count the total **number of rows** in the **range** and press the **enter key**

Figure 4: Result for the Total number of Rows in the Range

**Counting the Total Cells in the Range (A4:B12)**

We can find the total number of cells by multiplying the cell references of the number of columns and number of rows that we have determined. We will input the **formula below** into **Cell D6** to count the total **number of cells **in the **range** and press the **enter key**

**=D4*D5**

Figure 5A: Result for the Total number of Cells in the Range

Alternatively, we can use the formula that combines the row and column functions. With this formula, there is no need of calculating the number of rows and columns independently. We will input the **formula below** into **Cell D6** and **press the enter key**

**=ROWS(A4:B12)*COLUMNS(A4:B12)**

Figure 5B: Result for the Total number of Cells in the Range

**Explanation**

**ROWS Function**

This function retrieves the total number of rows that are present in the range.

**COLUMNS Function**

This function retrieves the total number of columns that are present in the range.

Once the value of both functions have been returned, the multiplication sign multiplies both values and returns the result as the total cells in the range.

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