## Purpose

## Return value

## Syntax

`=SUMSQ(number1,[number2],...)`

*number1*- The first argument containing numeric values.*number2*- [optional] The first argument containing numeric values.

## How to use

The SUMSQ function returns the sum of the squares of the numbers provided. SUMSQ takes multiple arguments in the form *number1*, *number2*, *number3*, etc. up to 255 total. Arguments can be a hardcoded constant, a cell reference, or a range. All numbers in the arguments provided are squared then summed. The SUMSQ function automatically ignores empty cells and text values.

### Examples

```
=SUMSQ(1,2) // returns 5
=SUMSQ(1,2,3) // returns 14
=SUMSQ({1,2,3}) // returns 14
```

In the worksheet shown, the formula in H5, copied down, is:

```
=SUMSQ(B5:F5) // returns 5
```

Notice that SUMSQ automatically ignores empty cells and text values.

### Notes

- Arguments can be a mix of constants, names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
- Empty cells, logical values, and text values are ignored when they appear in arrays or references.
- The logical values TRUE and FALSE are evaluated as 1 and 0 respectively, but only when they are hardcoded as arguments.
- Numbers entered as text (i.e. "1", "3", etc.) are evaluated, but only when they are hardcoded as arguments.