Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Without Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel

If we need to add, subtract, multiply and divide the numbers without using formulas, we can use the Paste Special option in Microsoft Excel.

Paste Special: You can use the Paste Special feature to paste specific cell content or attributes such as formula, formatting, comments, etc.

Let’s take an example to understand that how we can add, subtract, multiply and divide the numbers without using formulas in Excel

Cell A1 contains number 25 and cell B1 contains the number 60. We need to add 25 and 60 without using any formulae.

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Add without using formula

Follow the below given steps:-

  • Select the cell A1.
  • Copy the cell by pressing the key Ctrl+C on your keyboard.
  • Select the cell B1, right click with the mouse.
  • From the shortcut menu, select the Paste Special option.

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  • The Paste Special dialog box will appear.

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  • Click on Add in the Operation section.
  • Click on OK.
  • You will find the result as the addition of both numbers in cell B1.  Hence we get 85 in cell B1 which is 25+60.

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Subtract without using formula

Follow the below given steps:-

  • Select the cell A1.
  • Copy the cell by pressing the key Ctrl+C on your keyboard.
  • Select the cell B1, right click with the mouse.
  • From the shortcut menu, select the Paste Special option.
  • The Paste Special dialog box will appear.
  • Click on Subtract in the Operation section.

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  • Click on OK.
  • The result in cell B1 will be the value of B1-A1 which is 85-25 = 60.

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Multiply without using formula

Follow the below given steps:-

  • Select the cell A1.
  • Copy the cell by pressing the key Ctrl+C on your keyboard.
  • Select the cell B1, right click with the mouse.
  • From the shortcut menu, select the Paste Special option.
  • The Paste Special dialog box will appear.
  • Click on Multiply in the Operation section.

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  • Click on OK.
  • The result in cell B1 will be the multiplication of A1 and B1 which is 1500.

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Divide without using formula

Follow the below given steps:-

  • Select the cell A1.
  • Copy the cell by pressing the key Ctrl+C on your keyboard.
  • Select the cell B1, right click with the mouse.
  • From the shortcut menu select the Paste Special option.
  • The Paste Special dialog box will appear.
  • Click on Divide in the Operation section.

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  • Click on OK.
  • The result in cell B1 will be cell B1 divided by cell A1 which is 1500/25 = 60.

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This is the way you can Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide the numbers without using Formulas.

 

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