#### Calculate sum of product in Excel 2003

```Hi Guys,

Sorry to bother you. I just couldn't find a way to solve it. Here is the
scenario,

A        B
1        2         3
2        2         4
3        4         3
4        5         4

I need to find the sum of product in the column A and B. I can do this by
using a third column. I simply find the products then sum them. I need to do
this in one formula, not another column. I can do this by
=a1*b1+a2*b2+....... The problem is the columns have over 50 values.
Manually writing that would be real cumbersome. Any suggestion?

```
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```One of the few times that this is being used as Redmond originally designed
it for:

=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A4,B1:B4)
--
HTH,

RD

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news:OK0um1xFHHA.1080@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Hi Guys,
>
> Sorry to bother you. I just couldn't find a way to solve it. Here is the
> scenario,
>
>           A        B
> 1        2         3
> 2        2         4
> 3        4         3
> 4        5         4
>
> I need to find the sum of product in the column A and B. I can do this by
> using a third column. I simply find the products then sum them. I need to
do
> this in one formula, not another column. I can do this by
> =a1*b1+a2*b2+....... The problem is the columns have over 50 values.
> Manually writing that would be real cumbersome. Any suggestion?
>
>
>

```
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ragdyer1 (4060)
12/3/2006 9:02:40 PM
```Works like a charm. Thanks pal for the effort.

"Ragdyer" <RagDyer@cutoutmsn.com> wrote in message
news:eEHXg5xFHHA.3872@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> One of the few times that this is being used as Redmond originally
> designed
> it for:
>
> =SUMPRODUCT(A1:A4,B1:B4)
> --
> HTH,
>
> RD
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Please keep all correspondence within the NewsGroup, so all may benefit !
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> news:OK0um1xFHHA.1080@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Guys,
>>
>> Sorry to bother you. I just couldn't find a way to solve it. Here is the
>> scenario,
>>
>>           A        B
>> 1        2         3
>> 2        2         4
>> 3        4         3
>> 4        5         4
>>
>> I need to find the sum of product in the column A and B. I can do this by
>> using a third column. I simply find the products then sum them. I need to
> do
>> this in one formula, not another column. I can do this by
>> =a1*b1+a2*b2+....... The problem is the columns have over 50 values.
>> Manually writing that would be real cumbersome. Any suggestion?
>>
>>
>>
>

```
 0
12/3/2006 9:06:19 PM
```=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A50,B1:B50)

--
---
HTH

Bob

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news:OK0um1xFHHA.1080@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> Hi Guys,
>
> Sorry to bother you. I just couldn't find a way to solve it. Here is the
> scenario,
>
>          A        B
> 1        2         3
> 2        2         4
> 3        4         3
> 4        5         4
>
> I need to find the sum of product in the column A and B. I can do this by
> using a third column. I simply find the products then sum them. I need to
> do this in one formula, not another column. I can do this by
> =a1*b1+a2*b2+....... The problem is the columns have over 50 values.
> Manually writing that would be real cumbersome. Any suggestion?
>
>
>

```
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bob.NGs (282)
12/3/2006 9:07:29 PM
```=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A50,B1:B50)
--
Gary's Student

> Hi Guys,
>
> Sorry to bother you. I just couldn't find a way to solve it. Here is the
> scenario,
>
>           A        B
> 1        2         3
> 2        2         4
> 3        4         3
> 4        5         4
>
> I need to find the sum of product in the column A and B. I can do this by
> using a third column. I simply find the products then sum them. I need to do
> this in one formula, not another column. I can do this by
> =a1*b1+a2*b2+....... The problem is the columns have over 50 values.
> Manually writing that would be real cumbersome. Any suggestion?
>
>
>
>
```
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GarysStudent (1572)
12/3/2006 9:10:00 PM
```You must have been really waiting for a suggestion since your response was
almost instant!<bg>

Appreciate the feed-back.

--
Regards,

RD

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news:uTX8n7xFHHA.3268@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Works like a charm. Thanks pal for the effort.
>
>
> "Ragdyer" <RagDyer@cutoutmsn.com> wrote in message
> news:eEHXg5xFHHA.3872@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> > One of the few times that this is being used as Redmond originally
> > designed
> > it for:
> >
> > =SUMPRODUCT(A1:A4,B1:B4)
> > --
> > HTH,
> >
> > RD
> >
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
> > Please keep all correspondence within the NewsGroup, so all may benefit
!
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
> >
> > news:OK0um1xFHHA.1080@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> >> Hi Guys,
> >>
> >> Sorry to bother you. I just couldn't find a way to solve it. Here is
the
> >> scenario,
> >>
> >>           A        B
> >> 1        2         3
> >> 2        2         4
> >> 3        4         3
> >> 4        5         4
> >>
> >> I need to find the sum of product in the column A and B. I can do this
by
> >> using a third column. I simply find the products then sum them. I need
to
> > do
> >> this in one formula, not another column. I can do this by
> >> =a1*b1+a2*b2+....... The problem is the columns have over 50 values.
> >> Manually writing that would be real cumbersome. Any suggestion?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>

```
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ragdyer1 (4060)
12/3/2006 9:12:46 PM

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