# Can math operations be passed to ranges? [closed]

Let's make an easy example:

I have 10 numbers in `A1:A10`

. I want to sum up their squares: `A1^2 + A2^2 + ... + A10^2`

. Currently I use a separate column that stores the squares and sum up this separate column.

Can I somehow tell Calc to do (pseudocode) `=SUM( A1^2 : A10^2 )`

directly so that I don't need separate columns?

I use `SUM()`

and squares as an example, but my question is general about all math operations and functions applied to ranges.