Excel COUNT Function is a simple yet powerful tool that helps you count the number of cells containing numerical values within a given range. It’s a fundamental function that can be easily understood even by high school students.

## Syntax

**COUNT(value1, [value2], …)**

The COUNT function takes one or more arguments, where “value1” is the first value or range you want to count. You can include additional values (value2, value3, and so on) to count from different ranges or cells.

## Arguments

value1 | The first value or range you want to count. |

[value2, …] | (Optional) Additional values or ranges you want to count. |

## How to use

Using the Excel COUNT function is straightforward. Simply provide the values or ranges you want to count as arguments. Here are some examples:

**Example 1:** Count the number of cells in the range A1:A5 containing numerical values.

1 |
=COUNT(A1:A5) |

**Example 2:** Count the number of numerical values in cells B1 to B10 and C1 to C10.

1 |
=COUNT(B1:B10, C1:C10) |

**Example 3:** Count the numerical values in separate ranges, D1:D5 and E1:E5.

1 |
=COUNT(D1:D5, E1:E5) |

Excel COUNT function is a handy tool for tasks like counting the number of students with specific grades or tracking data in large datasets. 4. Examples

Here are some practical examples of using the COUNT function:

**Example 4:** Count the number of students who scored above 90 in a test.

1 |
=COUNTIF(Scores, ">90") |

**Example 5:** Count the number of completed tasks in a to-do list.

1 |
=COUNTIF(TaskStatus, "Complete") |

**Example 6:** Count the number of products in a store’s inventory with a stock level above 50.

=COUNTIF(StockLevel, “>50”)