The **COUNTIF function** is to count the number of cells that meet one criterion such as the cells with a text string, and the cells with a certain value, etc. The following formula is to help you get the count of cells that are negative numbers.

**Example:** You are working with a dataset with cities in column A, temperature (C) in column B, and temperature (F) in column C.

**Formula 1:** To count how many cities' temperature (** Celsius**) is below zero

= COUNTIF(B2:B12, "<0")

The result returns 6, there are six cities where the temperature is negative.

**Formula 2:** To count how many cities' temperature (** Fahrenheit**) is below zero

= COUNTIF(C2:C12, "<0")

The result returns 0, there is no city where the temperature is negative in Fahrenheit.

**Notes: The COUNTIF function**

**Formula:**

= COUNTIF(Range, "<0")

**Explanations:**

– The range is required, the range of cells you want to count.