Microsoft Excel provides us with the option to calculate the **Sum of Squares** very easily. We can also compute the **Sum of Squares** using mathematical formulas in excel. In this article, we will see how we can find **Sum of Squares** quickly in simple methods in Excel.

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**6 Easy Ways to Find Sum of Squares in Excel**

**1. Sum of Squares for Multiple Cells in Excel**

Here, we will calculate the sum of squares for multiple cells using the **SUMSQ Function**. The **SUMSQ Function** returns the sum of squares of a series of values.

To make the explanation easier to understand we will use a dataset of some random record of numbers. The dataset has 3 columns; these are **Record 1, Record 2 **& **Sum of Squares.**

**STEPS:**

- Select
**Cell D5**at first. - Now type the formula:

**=SUMSQ(B5,C5)**

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- Next, press
**Enter**to see the result in**Cell D5**.

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- Now, use the
**Fill Handle**tool to see the results in the next cells.

- Finally, we can see results in all cells.

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**2. Using Basic SUM Function**

In this method, we will find the **Sum of Squares** by using **the** **SUM Function**. The **SUM Function** adds the numerical values in a range of cells.

We will use the same dataset used in **Method 1**.

**STEPS:**

- Firstly, select
**Cell D5**. - Now type the formula:

**=SUM(B5^2,C5^2)**

- Then press
**Enter**to see the result.

- Finally, use the
**Fill Handle**at**Cell D5**and drag it till**Cell D12**to see all results.

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**3. Finding Sum of Squares with Cell Ranges in Excel**

We can also compute the sum of squares in a range of cells in Excel. It is very helpful when you have a large dataset.

We will use a dataset of numbers in this method. The dataset has 2 columns; these are **List 1** & **List 2**. We will see the sum of squares in the last row of the table.

**STEPS:**

- Select
**Cell B10**at first. - Next type the formula:

**=SUMSQ(B5:B9)**

It will calculate the sum of squares from** Cell B5** to **Cell B9**.

- Now press
**Enter**and you can see the result.

- Use the
**Fill Handle**to see the results in the adjacent cell.

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**4. Calculating Sum of Squares after Inserting Math Formula in Excel**

Excel also gives us the freedom to calculate the sum of squares after performing any mathematical operation.

In this method, we will use a dataset of 3 columns; these are **Data 1**, **Data 2 **& **Sum of Squares**.

**STEPS:**

- In the first place, select
**Cell D5**. - Now put the formula :

**=SUMSQ(B5/C5,B5*C5)**

**Note: **It will first divide **Cell B5 **by **Cell C5** and store the value in the first argument. Then it will multiply **Cell B5 **with **Cell C5 **and store the value in the second argument. The **SUMSQ Function** will find the square of the two arguments and add them.

- Then press
**Enter**to see the result.

- Finally, use the
**Fill Handle**to**AutoFill**the rest of the cells.

**5. Use of IF Function to Find Sum of Squares in Excel**

Sometimes we face certain criteria to calculate the sum of squares. In those cases, we can use **the IF function** inside** the SUMSQ function** to find the sum of squares.

Suppose, we will calculate the sum of squares if the value of the first argument of **the SUMSQ function** is greater than **10**. We will use the previous dataset in this method.

**STEPS:**

- Select
**Cell D5**at first. - Now type the formula:

**=SUMSQ(IF(B5>10,B5,0),C5)**

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**Note:** If the value of **Cell B5 **is greater than **10**, it will take the input in the first argument. Otherwise, it will take **0** as input.

- Next, press
**Enter**to see the result.

- Finally, use the
**Fill Handle**tool to**AutoFill**the formula for the rest of the cells.

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**6. Computation of Sum of Squares by Multiplication in Excel**

We can also compute the sum of squares by multiplying the cell by itself in Excel. After multiplication, we just need to add the values by **the SUM Function**. It is another easy way to find the sum of squares which we will apply in the below article.

We will use the previous dataset here.

**STEPS:**

- Firstly, select
**Cell D5**. - Secondly, type the formula:

**=SUM(B5*B5,C5*C5)**

- Thirdly, press
**Enter**to see the result.

- Lastly, use the
**Fill handle**tool to**AutoFill**the remaining cells.

**Conclusion**

By using these methods, we can calculate the **Sum of the Squares **very quickly. We can also use these methods if we face certain conditions. A practice book is also added above for your use. Finally, if you have any queries or suggestions, please feel free to comment down below.

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