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 less than a particular value.
Example: You are working with a dataset with the first name in column A, the last name in column B, and the salary in column C.
Formula 1: To count how many persons' salaries are less than $70,256
= COUNTIF(C2:C8, "<70256")
The salaries are in column C. The result returns 1 and there is one person with a salary that is less than $70,256.
Formula 2: To count how many persons' salaries are less than $75,000
= COUNTIF(C2:C8, "<75000")
The salaries are in column C. The result returns 5 and there are five people with a salary that is less than $75,000.
Notes: The COUNTIF function
= COUNTIF(Range, "<number")
– The range is required, the range of cells you want to count;
– The number is required, which is the base number.
Practice: Count Cells Less than