which returns 12, the total cells in the range B5:C10. The ROWS and COLUMNS functions can work with any sized rectangular range. For example, the formula below uses the ROWS function to count all rows in the column A, and the COLUMNS function to count all columns in row 1: ROWS returns a count of 1,048,576 and COLUMNS returns a count of 16,384, to the final result is 17,179,869,184.

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