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## Excel formula: Count cells greater than or less than

To count the cells greater than or less than a particular number, you can use the COUNTIF function to handle it. ### Count cells greater than a particular value

Generic formula:

 COUNTIF(range,criteria)

Example:

Count the number of cells that are greater than 35 from the Number List. Using this formula

 =COUNTIF(B3:B8,E2)

Or

 =COUNTIF(B3:B8,">35")

In above formula, B3:B8 is the range you will count cells from, E2 and “>35” are the criteria you want to count cells based on.

The press Enter key to get the counted result. Tip:

If you want to count cells greater than or equal to a particular value, you can use this generic formula:

 COUNTIF(range,”>=number”)

Take example: Count cells that greater than or equal to 32, using the formula:

 =COUNTIF(B12:B17,">=32") ### Count cells less than a particular value

Generic formula:

 COUNTIF(range,criteria)

Example

Count the number of cells that are less than 50 from the Number List.

 =COUNTIF(B3:B8,E2)

or

 =COUNTIF(B3:B8,">50")

In above formula, B3:B8 is the range you will count cells from, E2 and “>50” are the criteria you want to count cells based on.

The press Enter key to get the counted result. Tip:

If you want to count cells less than or equal to a particular value, you can use this generic formula:

 COUNTIF(range,”>=number”)

Take example: Count cells that less than or equal to 59, using the formula

 =COUNTIF(B12:B17,"<=59") ### Sample File Click to download sample file

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