# How to Multiply a Range by -1 in One Operation in Excel

In this article, we will learn How to Multiply a Range by -1 in One Operation in Excel.

How to perform basic functions on range ?

Usually we have to take one another column and use the formula =value * multiply_value and copy and paste this formula to other cells using the Ctrl + D. Paste option also allows you to perform operation over when pasting values.

Calculation operation paste shortcut

Paste Special allows you to perform basic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This are options under Operation

1. None
3. Substract
4. Multiply
5. Divide

You just need to follow steps as stated

• In any cell, type -1.
• Select the cell and press Ctrl+C to copy.
• Select the range to be multiplied by -1.
• Press Shift+F10 or right-click, and then select Paste
• Special from the shortcut menu.
• Select the Multiply option button, and then click OK.

Example :

All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the Paste Special using an example. Here we have a range of numbers and need to multiply that range with -1.

• In B2 cell, type -1.
• Select the cell and press Ctrl+C to copy.
• Select the A1:A7 range.
• Press Shift+F10 or right-click, and then select Paste
• Special from the shortcut menu.
• Select the Multiply option button, and then click OK.

As you can see the paste special dialog box. Click OK

Here are all the observational notes using How to Multiply a Range by -1 in One Operation in Excel.

Notes :

1. This option doesn't allow you to change the multiply value with changing the number in the cell. Then you need to use cell reference.
2. Cannot perform other operations other than addition, multiplication, subtraction and division.

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