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To apply conditional formatting to cells that are greater than or equal to some value in Excel, you can use the **New Rule** option under the **Conditional Formatting** dropdown menu within the **Home** tab.

The following example shows how to use this option in practice.

**Example: Apply Conditional Formatting if Cell is Greater Than or Equal to Value**

Suppose we have the following dataset in Excel that shows the number of points scored by various basketball players during three different games:

Now suppose that we would like to apply conditional formatting to each cell in the dataset that has a value **greater than or equal to 20**.

First, type the value 20 into cell **H1**:

Next, highlight the cells in the range **B2:D8**, then click the **Conditional Formatting** dropdown menu on the **Home** tab and then click **New Rule**:

In the new window that appears, click **Use a formula to determine which cells to format**, then type **=B2>=$H$1** in the box, then click the **Format** button and choose a fill color to use.

Once we press **OK**, all of the cells in the range **B2:D8** that have a value greater than or equal to 20 will be highlighted:

If we change the cutoff value to a different number, such as 30, then the conditional formatting rule will automatically adjust to only highlight cells with a value greater than or equal to 30:

**Note**: We chose to use a light green fill for the conditional formatting in this example, but you can choose any color and style youâ€™d like for the conditional formatting.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Excel:

Excel: Apply Conditional Formatting if Cell Contains Text

Excel: Apply Conditional Formatting with Multiple Conditions

Excel: Apply Conditional Formatting if Between Two Values