Excel Practice & Exercises with SUM Function

This article contains six Excel practice exercises related to the SUM function. The problems are easy to solve, so you will only need a basic level of Excel knowledge to solve them. To solve all the problems, you should know the following: the SUM function, the SUMIF function, the Fill Handle, the AutoSum feature, Excel VBA, enabling the Developer tab, and custom cell formatting. You will need at least Excel 2010 to solve all the problems.

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Problem Overview

In this article, you will get six exercises related to the SUM function. To illustrate the problems, we have used a dataset. This dataset represents the order information for a fast food restaurant. Additional information is provided in the “Reference Tables” sheet, and the worked out exercises are in the “Solution” sheet. Moreover, relevant hints are given as notes in the file.

Problem Overview of Excel SUM Function Practice Exercises

  • Exercise 01 Add Consecutive Cells: In the first exercise, you will need to find the total time worked for each of the employees and return the values in column K.
  • The following animated image shows the solution to the first problem. Here, we have hidden some columns for better presentation.

  • Exercise 02 Aggregate Non-consecutive Cells: You will calculate the total sales value from the odd positioned cell (i.e. position 1,3,5, etc.).
    • You will need to input all the cell cells and separate them with commas inside the SUM function to solve this.
  • Exercise 03 Summation of Entire Row: Your task is to find the total work completed by finding the summation of the entire row for the employee named Salli.
  • Exercise 04 Use Shortcut to Get Total Value: In this exercise, you will use a shortcut key to find the AutoSum to find the total sales.
  • Exercise 05 Add Values based on Criteria by Inserting a Helper Column: First, compute the total of the more than 8 hours only. After that, use the SUM function to find the total values from the previous operation.
  • Exercise 06 VBA SUM Function: In this last exercise, your task is to find the total sales value by using the VBA SUM function.

The final exercise is depicted in the image below. Here, we have hidden some columns for better presentation.

Excel SUM Function Practice Exercises


Thank you for reading this article. By completing these SUM function Excel practice exercises, you will learn about various ways to think. We hope that you have gained knowledge about Excel. You can find more articles similar to this on the ExcelDemy website. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to comment below. However, remember that our website implements comment moderation. Therefore, your comment may not be instantly visible. So, have a little bit of patience, and we will solve your query as soon as possible. Keep excelling!

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Rafiul Haq worked as an Excel and VBA Content Developer in Exceldemy for over two years and published almost 200 articles for the website. He is passionate about exploring new aspects of Excel and VBA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Production Engineering (MPE) from the Islamic University of Technology. Rafiul furthered his education by obtaining an MBA in Finance from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) at the University of Dhaka. Apart from creating... Read Full Bio

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