How to multiply a range cells by a number in Excel?

Supposing you have a range of numbers, and now you want to multiply them by a number 8.7, do you have any effective and quick methods to deal with this task?

Multiply a range cells by a number with Paste Special function

Multiply a range cells by a number with VBA code

Multiply a range cells by a number with Kutools for Excel

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arrow blue right bubble Multiply a range cells by a number with Paste Special function

Hint


Excel provides a quick way to apply a mathematical operation on a range of cells. You can use the Paste Special function to multiply a range of cells by a number as follows:

1. Input the number 8.7 into a blank cell and copy it.

2. Select the range that you want to multiply a value, then right-click, and choose Paste Special… from the context menu.

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3. In the Paste Special dialog box, click All option from Paste, and click Multiply from Operation. See screenshot:

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4. Click OK. And the selected range will be multiplied by the number 8.7.

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arrow blue right bubble Multiply a range cells by a number with VBA code

Also you can write VBA code to multiply a value to a range cells, please do as follows:

1. Highlight the range that you want to multiply a value.

2. Then click Developer > Visual Basic, a new Microsoft Visual Basic for applications window will appear, click Insert > Module, and then input the following code:

VBA: to multiply a range cells by a number in Excel.

Public Sub Convert()
Dim Cell As Range
For Each Cell In Selection
If Not IsError(Cell) Then Cell = Cell *8.7
Next Cell
End Sub

3. Then click doc-multiply-calculation-3 button to run the code.

And in the above code, you can change the 8.7 to any other numbers you want.


arrow blue right bubble Multiply a range cells by a number with Kutools for Excel

Operations Tools of Kutools for Excel can quickly apply various kinds of mathematical operations to a range of cells without using a formula. You can use it to multiply a range of cells by a number as follows.

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If you have installed Kutools for Excel, please do as this:

1. Select the range that you want to multiply a value.

2. Click Kutools > More > Operation Tools, see screenshot:

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3. In the Operation Tools dialog box, choose Multiplication from Operation, and enter the number 8.7 into the Operand box. And you can see the results from the Preview Pane. See screenshot:

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4. Then click OK or Apply, and the range numbers will be replaced by the new numbers.

Note: If you want to create formulas as well, you can check Create formulas option. If the selected cells include formulas, and you don’t want to multiply the calculated results of formulas, please check Skip formula cells option.

If you want to know more about this feature, please visit this Operation Tools.


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