The COUNT function counts how many numbers are in the list of arguments.

COUNT takes 1 required argument and 255 optional arguments:

Syntax: COUNT(value1, [value2], ... )

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Using the COUNT function:
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The arguments for the COUNT function are:
Argument Required? Description
value1 Required The first item, cell reference, or range within which you want to count numbers.
value2, ... Optional Up to 255 additional items, cell references, or ranges within which you want to count numbers.
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A few more things:
Arguments that are numbers, dates, or a text representation of numbers (for example, a number enclosed in quotation marks, such as "1") are counted.
Logical values and text representations of numbers that you type directly into the list of arguments are counted.
Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers are not counted.
If an argument is an array or reference, only numbers in that array or reference are counted. Empty cells, logical values, text, or error values in the array or reference are not counted.
If you want to count logical values, text, or error values, use the COUNTA function.
If you want to count only numbers that meet certain criteria, use the COUNTIF function or the COUNTIFS function.

Summary

The COUNT function counts how many numbers are in the list of arguments.
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