# How to Count Cells with Values Less than

The COUNTIF function counts the number of cells that meet one criterion, such as the cells with a text string, 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 result returns one person with a salary of less than \$70,256.

Formula 2: To count how many persons' salaries are less than \$75,000

= COUNTIF(C2:C8, "<75000")

The result returns five, and there are five people with a salary less than \$75,000.

Notes: The COUNTIF function

Formula:

= COUNTIF(Range, "<number")

Explanations:

– 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