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Easily sum absolute values in a range in Excel

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-04-13

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For a list of data which contains both negative and positive numbers, you may need to sum the absolute values of these values. For example, the list contains numbers 7, 8, -10, 5, -25, for summing the absolute values, the result should be 55 instead of -15. With the Sum absolute values utility of Kutools for Excel, you can easily sum all absolute values without using formulas.

Sum absolute values in a range in Excel

Sum absolute values in a range in Excel

Supposing you want to sum only the absolute values in B3:B11 as the below screenshot shown, please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell to output the result, and then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper.

2. In the Formulas Helper dialog box, please configure as follows.

  • In the Choose a formula box, find and select Sum absolute values;
    Tips: You can check the Filter box, enter certain word into the text box to filter the formula quickly.
  • In the Number box, select the numbers you will sum the absolute ones.
  • Click OK.

Then you can see only the absolute values in specified range are calculated and the result is populated in the selected cell.

Note: If you like this Formula Helper, you can click the Share icon in the Formulas Helper dialog to share it with your friend via email or share to social medias such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Weibo.

Sum absolute value demo

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