      ## “*”

Used for – “*” Function in MS Excel is used tell MS excel that a excel has to multiply the cell value (if numbers / fraction) / numbers / fraction and display the end result achieved.

Syntax – “*” is syntax in itself i.e. no syntax is used for it.

Example – Suppose you have to multiply value of cell B3 to B1000 and C3 to AAZ3 with cell A1 and want the result in A3 to A1000 and C2 to AAZ2, then you have choice either multiply one by one or you just write  =\$A\$1*B3 in cell A3 and then drag the same upto A1000 and copy the formula and paste the same in the C2 to AAZ2. See example below:-
 A B C D E F G H I 1 20 2 =\$A\$1*C3 =\$A\$1*D3 =\$A\$1*E3 =\$A\$1*F3 =\$A\$1*G3 =\$A\$1*H3 =\$A\$1*I3 3 =\$A\$1*B3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 =\$A\$1*B4 2 5 =\$A\$1*B5 3 6 =\$A\$1*B6 4 7 =\$A\$1*B7 5

And result you get as under:-
 A B C D E F G H I 1 20 2 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 3 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 40 2 5 60 3 6 80 4 7 100 5

You can check it yourself by copy the highlighted table and pasting in the first cell of the spread sheet. ## “+”

Used for – “+” Function in MS Excel is used tell MS excel that a excel has to add up the cell value (if numbers/fraction) / numbers / fraction and display the end result achieved.

Syntax – “+” is syntax in itself i.e. no syntax is used for it.

Example – Suppose you have to add value of cell B3 & B7 and C3 to I3 and result should be displayed in cell A1 and B1 respectively, then you have choice either use “SUM” formula or use “+” formula. Here we do this by using “+”first. See example below:-
 A B C D E F G H I 1 =B3+B7 =C3+D3+E3+F3+G3+H3+I3 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 2 5 3 6 4 7 5

And result you get as under:-
 A B C D E F G H I 1 6 35 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 2 5 3 6 4 7 5

You can check it yourself by copy the highlighted table and pasting in the first cell of the spread sheet.