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# I am attempting to add a negative number in one cell with a positive number in another cell and the answer I get is a repeat of the positive number. what am I doing wrong.

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• A Soveral May 11, 2010

I don't quite understand your problem. What is the formula you are using to get the sum? If you want to sum 2 numbers in different cells, you

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I don't know if I quite undestood your problem, but, if you want to add values in 2 different cells (A1 and B1) and get the result in a 3rd cell (C1), you can either use the formula "=A1+B1" or the formula "=SUM(A1:B2)" in C1 (3rd cell).
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

• A Soveral Jul 22, 2009

Sorry, I mistyped the second formula. It should be "=SUM(A1:B1)"

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Yes,

1. Select the column. (click on top of the column it will select)
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3. Select Currency in Category then press OK
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That is Select the Cells which you want to SUM and Press Alt+=

This will bring the total just below the selected cells.

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### Why won't my calculator add or substract?

It looks like it may have adding machine logic.

Do this key sequence:

5 + 5+ 6-. Is the answer 4?

Each number you enter is positive or negative and it is just keeping a running total, rather than adding and subtracting numbers.

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When you say "to numbers" I assume you meant "two numbers."

There is no solution.

For the product of two numbers to be 280, either both numbers must be positive or both numbers must be negative. For the sum of two numbers to be -18, one or both numbers must be negative. Taken together, both numbers must be negative.

We can find two numbers that multiply to 280 and add to +18, then simply take the negative of both numbers.

The square root of 280 is about 16.7. The sum of any two numbers that multiply to 280 must be at least twice that, or at least 33.4. Since 33.4 is greater than 18, there is no solution.

If you want to do it the hard way, take any pair of negative numbers that multiply together to 280, add them together, and see how close you come to -18. For example, -1 and -280 add to -281. -2 and -140 add to -142. -4 and -70 add to -74. -5 and -56 add to -61. -7 and -40 add to -47. -8 and -35 add to -43. -10 and -28 add to -38. -14 and -20 add to -34, which is as close as you can come in the integers.

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