# How to Use COUNTIF with Multiple Ranges in Google Sheets

To use COUNTIF with multiple ranges in Google Sheets, you can either use separate COUNTIF functions and add them together or use the COUNTIFS function. Here's how to do both:

**Using separate COUNTIF functions:**

- Open your Google Sheet.
- In an empty cell, type the formula
`=COUNTIF(range1, criterion) + COUNTIF(range2, criterion)`

.- Replace
`range1`

and`range2`

with the ranges you want to apply the COUNTIF function to. - Replace
`criterion`

with the condition you want to count.

- Replace
- Press Enter.

For example, if you want to count the number of cells in the ranges A1:A5 and B1:B5 that contain the value "Yes", the formula would look like this:

`=COUNTIF(A1:A5, "Yes") + COUNTIF(B1:B5, "Yes")`

**Using COUNTIFS function:**

- Open your Google Sheet.
- In an empty cell, type the formula
`=COUNTIFS(range1, criterion, range2, criterion)`

.- Replace
`range1`

and`range2`

with the ranges you want to apply the COUNTIFS function to. - Replace
`criterion`

with the condition you want to count.

- Replace
- Press Enter.

For example, if you want to count the number of cells in the ranges A1:A5 that contain the value "Yes" and B1:B5 that contain the value "No", the formula would look like this:

`=COUNTIFS(A1:A5, "Yes", B1:B5, "No")`

Keep in mind that the COUNTIFS function counts the number of cells that meet *all* the criteria, not just one.

## Example

Let's say you have the following data in your Google Sheet:

```
A B
1 Yes No
2 No No
3 Yes Yes
4 No Yes
5 Yes No
```

To count the number of cells containing "Yes" in column A and "No" in column B, you can use the following formula:

`=COUNTIF(A1:A5, "Yes") + COUNTIF(B1:B5, "No")`

The result will be 5, as there are 3 "Yes" values in column A and 2 "No" values in column B.