How to Count Cells that are Negative Numbers

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.

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