# How Do I Use The Sum, Average, Max, Or Min Functions To Perform Calculations On My Data?

Google Sheets provides a number of built-in functions that allow you to perform calculations on your data. Some of the most commonly used functions for performing calculations are the SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, and MIN functions.

The SUM function allows you to add up the values in a range of cells. To use the SUM function, type “=SUM(” followed by the range of cells you want to add up, separated by a comma. For example, “=SUM(A1:A5)” will add up the values in cells A1 through A5.

The AVERAGE function calculates the average of the values in a range of cells. To use the AVERAGE function, type “=AVERAGE(” followed by the range of cells you want to average, separated by a comma. For example, “=AVERAGE(A1:A5)” will calculate the average of the values in cells A1 through A5.

The MAX function returns the maximum value in a range of cells. To use the MAX function, type “=MAX(” followed by the range of cells you want to find the maximum value in, separated by a comma. For example, “=MAX(A1:A5)” will return the maximum value in cells A1 through A5.

The MIN function returns the minimum value in a range of cells. To use the MIN function, type “=MIN(” followed by the range of cells you want to find the minimum value in, separated by a comma. For example, “=MIN(A1:A5)” will return the minimum value in cells A1 through A5.

You can use these functions in combination with other functions and operators to create more complex formulas and perform a wide variety of calculations on your data