How to subtract a number from a range of cells in excel?

If you want to subtract a number such as 99 from a range of cells in Excel, how can you quickly subtract the number and get the calculated results?

Subtract a number from a range of cells with Paste Special

Subtract a number from a range of cells with a Formula

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arrow blue right bubble Subtract a number from a range of cells with Paste Special function

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With this method, you can do as the following steps:

1. Insert the number 99 into a blank cell and copy it.

2. Highlight the range that you would like to subtract the number from, and right-click to choose Paste Special from the menu.

3.In the Paste Special dialog box, select All from Paste, and Subtract from Operation. See screenshot:

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4. Then click OK. The specified number 99 has been subtracted from the range of cells. And then delete the number 99.


arrow blue right bubble Subtract a number from a range of cells with a Formula

Here a simple formula also can help you. Take the above data for example:

1. In cell C1, input the formula: =A1-99. (99 is a variable, it can be replaced by other numbers)

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2. And then tap the Enter key. Select the cell C1, in the lower right-hand corner, you can see a little square, click and drag it down to C10, and the formula will auto fill the range. See screenshot:

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3. As they are formulas, when you copy them to other cells, please paste as values.


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

1.Select the range you want to subtract a number.

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

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3. In the Operation Tools dialog box, select Subtraction from Operation, and input the number 99 in the Operand box. And you can see the results from the Preview Pane, see screenshot:

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4. Click OK or Apply, and the range of cells will be subtracted by the number 99.

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 subtract the calculated results of formulas, please check Skip formula cells option.

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