# SUM Function in Spreadsheets

**SUM**

The SUM function is the most commonly used function in spreadsheets which is covered this week in our learning materials.

Describe a scenario where you could personally use the SUM function in a worksheet and briefly discuss what factors you would consider in deciding to take the time to set up SUM functions in a spreadsheet vs. just manually updating totals with a calculator.

Additionally, submit an Excel spreadsheet as an attachment that contains a column of at least 3 values and with a Total row at the bottom that uses the SUM function to add those cells. To better showcase your data, look to label your values in a column to the left and label your Total row as well. Feel free to get creative with formatting, the kind of numerical values you are adding, and your subject matter. **Please provide original work. No plagiarizing.**