While working with a big data set, we frequently need to compare numbers. In some cases, we need to find the summation, average or conditional applications of the greater numbers in a particular worksheet. In this tutorial, you will learn how to find numbers greater than other numbers in Excel. To do so, we have applied different logical arguments, functions, and **VBA **codes.

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## 9 Quick Ways to Apply ‘If Greater Than’ in Excel

### 1. Use Logical Operator to Test ‘If Greater Than’ Condition

In Excel, a **logical operator** is used to compare two numbers. In each given case, the outcome of the comparison may either be **TRUE **or **FALSE**. Here below is a data set of the marks obtained by several students. We want to find who got more numbers than **80**.

**Step 1:**

- To use the logical operator, type the following formula in cell
**D5**

`=C5>80`

**Step 2:**

- To see the result, press

Therefore, you will see the result will show **‘TRUE’ **as the value is greater than **80**.

**Step 3:**

- To apply the logical operator
**(>)**in each cell, repeat the steps or use**AutoFill**Handle Tool.

In the below screenshot, you will see the complete result.

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### 2. Use the OR Function to Apply ‘If Greater Than’

The** OR function** is a logical function that may be used to evaluate many conditions at once. **OR **returns one of two values: **TRUE **or **FALSE**. For instance, we have a data set of a student’s obtained marks in two consecutive months. Now, we want to know if he got more than **60 **in either of the two terms.

**Step 1:**

- In cell
**E5**, type the following formula to use the**OR Function**.

`=OR(C5>60,D5>60)`

- Press
**Enter**to the result.

As the two values in cells **C5 **and **D5 **satisfied the condition (**C5>60** and **D5>60**), It will show the result as **‘TRUE’**.

**Step 3:**

- Then, to use the
**OR Function**in the required cells, repeat the steps.

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### 3. Use the AND Function to Perform ‘If Greater Than’

The **AND function **in Excel is a logical function that is used to require multiple conditions simultaneously. The **AND function **either returns **TRUE **or **FALSE**. For example, we’re looking for which area the student acquired more than **60 **marks in both terms.

**Step 1:**

- Type the formula below to apply the
**AND Function**,

`=AND(C5>60,D5>60)`

**Step 2:**

- Then, Click
**Enter**.

In the above screenshot, the result will show to **‘TRUE’ **as both the cell value **C5 **and **D5 **is greater than **60**.

**Step 3:**

- To find the results for the next cells, repeat the steps

As a result, you will get all the values as presented in the above screenshot.

### 4. Use the IF Function to Apply ‘If Greater Than’

The **IF function **performs a logical test and outputs one value if the result is **TRUE**, and another if the result is **FALSE**. To improve the logical test, the **IF **function can be applied with logical functions like **AND **and **OR**. We want to return **‘Passed’ **for numbers more than **80 **and **‘Failed’ **for numbers less than **80**.

**Step 1:**

- Firstly, in cell
**D5**, enter the formula below to apply the**IF function**,

`=IF(C5>80,"Passed","Failed")`

**Step 2:**

- Then, hit
**Enter**button to see the change.

The following cell **D5 **will show the result to **‘passed’ **as it meets the condition for the value greater than **80**.

**Step 3:**

- To make changes in all the cells, just repeat the previous steps.

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### 5. Use the COUNTIF Function to Test ‘If Greater Than’ Condition

In Excel, **COUNTIF **is a function that allows you to count the number of cells in a range that satisfies a single condition. **COUNTIF **may be applied to count cells with dates, numbers, or text in them. Hence, we want to calculate the number of the total people who got more than **80**.

**Step 1:**

To count the number of persons, simply enter the formula in cell **C14**.

`=COUNTIF(C5:C11,">"&80)`

**Step 2:**

- After typing the formula, press
**Enter**to make it count.

Consequently, you will see that value will show **‘3’ **as a result. It’s because 3 persons from the above list have marks more than **80**.

### 6. Use the SUMIF Function to Apply ‘If Greater Than’

The **SUMIF function** in Excel displays the total of cells that satisfy a single criterion. The **SUMIF function **may be performed to count cells with dates, numbers, or text in them. In the following example, we want to sum the total if the values of the cells are greater than **60**.

**Step 1:**

- Firstly, to sum up, the marks more than
**60**, in cell**F6**, type the formula below.

`=SUMIF($C$5:$C$11,">"&60,$C$5:$C$11)`

** ****Step 2:**

- Then, press
**Enter**to find the total.

As in the below screenshot, the result shown is **408**. The value **408 **comes from summing the values greater than **60 **from the list (**81,79,85,74,89**).

### 7. Use the AVERAGEIF Function to Perform ‘If Greater Than’

The **AVERAGEIF function** in Excel returns the average of integers in a range that satisfies specified conditions. According to the below data set, we want to evaluate the average of those numbers which averaged more than **80**.

**Step 1:**

- Firstly, In cell
**E13**, type the following formula to find the conditional average.

`=AVERAGEIF(C5:C11,">80",D5:D11)`

- Then, hit
**Enter**to see the average.

The result in the below screenshot is **84.333**, which has come from the average value of marks greater than **80** (**81.5,89,83.5**).

### 8. Use Conditional Formatting to Apply ‘If Greater Than’

In Excel, **Conditional Formatting** allows you to highlight cells with a certain color based on their conditions. Here we will highlight the cell’s value which is greater than **80**.

**Step 1:**

- Make your dataset as with a table header.

**Step 2:**

- Select the table and click the formatting sign right of the table.
- Select the
**Greater than**option from the**Formatting**

**Step 3:**

- Input the range in the left side box.
- Select the formatting color in the right-side box.
- Finally, press
**Enter**.

Therefore, you will get values greater than 80 in red-marked cells.

### 9. Run A VBA Code

**Macro **code in Excel is a programming code developed in the **VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)** programming language. The purpose of applying a macro code is to automate an operation that you would otherwise have to do manually in Excel.

For example, we want to apply the **VBA **code to differentiate the value greater than **80**. Value for greater than **80**, it will return **‘passed’ **and **‘failed’ **for less than **80**.

**Step 1:**

- Press
**Alt**+**F11**to open the**Macro-Enabled Worksheet**. - Click
**Insert**from the tab. - Select
- Then, paste the following
**VBA codes**.

```
Sub nnn()
Dim score As Integer , result As String
score = Range("C5").Value
If score >= 80 Then
result = "passed"
Else
result = "failed"
End If
Range("D5").Value = result
End Sub
```

Where,

score = Range(“reference cell”).Value

Range(“return cell”).Value = result

Consequently, you will get the result in cell **D5 **as programmed.

**Step 2:**

- Repeat the previous steps for the range
**C5:C11**and return the result in range**D5:D11**.

Therefore, you will get results as shown in the below image.

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## Conclusion

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