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In adding a column of numbers what is the formula for writing the negative numbers

Here is picture with the formula and calculation.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

One column contains mixed values of positive and negative numbers, needs to be

Separated into two columns, in the first column positive values in second column negative values.

Finally, add a formula to return running balance along the cells in a third column.

Solution:

Steps 1- Into cell B2 enter the formula:

=IF($A2>=0,$A2,"") and then copy the formula down to all cells in the range of data of column A.

Steps 2- Into cell C2 enter the formula: =IF($B2="",$A2,"") and again copy the formula down.

Steps 3- Into cell D2 enter the formula: =SUM(A2:B2).

Step 4- Into cell D3 enter the formula:=D2+SUM(A3:A3) and copy the formula down the remainder of the range.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Hello, Im trained in excel.

Here is how enter your calculation type exactly

8700

0

-15407,79

11029,19

Now press the function button witch calculates the above cells

it should now read

4321,40

note , instead of .

no , middle of number. excel will automatically add them if setup correctly.

If you need more asistance, let me know. Good luck.

Im trained in all office products.

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Yes,

- Select the column. (click on top of the column it will select)
- Right Click and select Format Cells.
- Select
**Currency**in**Category**then press**OK**

That is Select the Cells which you want to SUM and Press

This will bring the total just below the selected cells.

Thanks

Iqbal

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

I make an example

a1 = $11,029.19

a2 = -$15,407.79

a3 =SUMA(A1:A2)

Sergio

if you explain corretly i send you the correct formula.

Sergio

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Well not sure sure what you are trying to do by try this

cell B5 put in number : 10

cell B6 put in number : -2

cell B7put in formula : =B5+B6

The answer should read : 8 in cell B7

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Hello ,

CLICK HERE for the complete instructions

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

With the box format set up as $$, you should be entering just the number as -15407.79. The format will change that to either ($15,407.09) or -$15,407.79. In either case, you should not enter anything but the minus sign and the digits. If you are seeing anything else, please post the format definition for that cell and, if possible, a screen shot of that part of the grid.

Dan

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

You need to set the cells as value, and the $ sign will come automatically. If you type '$' by yourself the software will recognize the value as char string, and not consider -.

select the cells you want to pus |$ inside.

click richt button of mouse and select 'format cells'

In Format cells box set Category to Currency.

Now write - sign in front of the number, it will work

Regards

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

As far as I know you don't even need a formula, just type a "-" symbol before the number

if this doesn't answer your question, please explain what you're exactly trying to do

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

Try this: =IF(B13+(B13*B$7/12-B$10)<0,0,B13+(B13*B$7/12-B$10))

Jul 07, 2015 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Make sure, when you entr a formula that you hit the ENTER key instead of just moving to tyour next cell. To have all numbers added or moved, use the"Special" application, or change the value. Such as -if you are working in text mode and you enter numbers, they are only numbers in text mode. They don't have a value. Correct the cells to reflect numbers. Right click, format cell - select what you want.

Nov 05, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

Hi, Not sure if this is what you have tried:

1: Assuming each run is on a different column

Run1 Run2 Run3 Run4, etc...and the maxium lenght of each column is 9 values, but each colum has a different lenght of numbers..

Then you can use:

=MAX(COUNTIF(A2:A10,"<>0"),COUNTIF(B2:B10,"<>0"), {keep adding countif for each colum).

If all runs are on the same colum, then using Pivot tables is easier. If you have a copy of your data, please post it so that I can give you the exact formula ;)

1: Assuming each run is on a different column

Run1 Run2 Run3 Run4, etc...and the maxium lenght of each column is 9 values, but each colum has a different lenght of numbers..

Then you can use:

=MAX(COUNTIF(A2:A10,"<>0"),COUNTIF(B2:B10,"<>0"), {keep adding countif for each colum).

If all runs are on the same colum, then using Pivot tables is easier. If you have a copy of your data, please post it so that I can give you the exact formula ;)

Oct 21, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

For example, you have three numbers from A1 to A3. On row A4, type =SUM(A1:A3).

That should do it. :)

That should do it. :)

Sep 16, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Use the function =sum() to add numbers. To sum, for example, all of column A, enter in the formula bar =sum($A:$A). You can use the subtotal function within the range you are adding and the answer will not count towards the final total.

Mar 14, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Hi Griffnz,

Your "known Y's" or 'values' are in Column B. This is the first array in the Trend formula.

Your "known X's" or 'months' are in Column A. This is the second array in the trend formula.

The trend formula is supposed to give you a projection of what the rest of the values in Column B will be over the next few months (usually continuing cells in Column A). The cells you want these values to show up in represent the third array in the formula.

Thus, your formula should look more like: '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,A15:A18)'

However, your formula is leaving out The values in B and adding values from C - -- but there ARE no values in C. Apparently, C is where you want the values to appear. In that case, the C array would be the third array in your formula. This would look more like '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,C3:C14)

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

Your "known Y's" or 'values' are in Column B. This is the first array in the Trend formula.

Your "known X's" or 'months' are in Column A. This is the second array in the trend formula.

The trend formula is supposed to give you a projection of what the rest of the values in Column B will be over the next few months (usually continuing cells in Column A). The cells you want these values to show up in represent the third array in the formula.

Thus, your formula should look more like: '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,A15:A18)'

However, your formula is leaving out The values in B and adding values from C - -- but there ARE no values in C. Apparently, C is where you want the values to appear. In that case, the C array would be the third array in your formula. This would look more like '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,C3:C14)

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

Sep 30, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Are you looking to solve any particular problem?--- because there are a huge number of possible formulas in Excel.

However, in my opinion, the most commonly needed ones are addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and summing.

Suppose you have the following numbers typed into your Excel spreadsheet:

**columns: A B C D**

**rows**

**1 ** 20 3

**2 ** 10 4

**3 ** 15 2

**4 ** 1 2 3

Then suppose you type in the following formulas (in the D column):

**columns: A B C D**

**rows**

**1 ** 20 3 =A1+B1

**2 ** 10 4 =A2-B2

**3 ** 15 2 =A3*B2

**4 ** 1 2 3 =sum(A4:C4)

Then the following answers will appear in the D column:

**columns: A B C D**

**rows**

**1 ** 20 3 23

**2 ** 10 4 6

**3** 15 2 30

**4** 1 2 3 6

However, in my opinion, the most commonly needed ones are addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and summing.

Suppose you have the following numbers typed into your Excel spreadsheet:

Then suppose you type in the following formulas (in the D column):

Then the following answers will appear in the D column:

Sep 29, 2008 | Microsoft Business & Productivity Software

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May 16, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Yes you can and there are two choices. The simple solution is to label a cell "divide by" and put your number in that filed. Then, by changing only that, your answer (in a separate cell) will be available.

There are more complex solutions -assuming your divide by number had some rhyme and reason that could be put in place but.....try this first and at a later date go back and play. Learning to do that will give you more than a fair amount of Excel expertise....something you may find fairly valuable as you continue on using Excel. FYI...I have developed full blown applications on Excel....it is an excellent tool. Hope this helps....Tango.

There are more complex solutions -assuming your divide by number had some rhyme and reason that could be put in place but.....try this first and at a later date go back and play. Learning to do that will give you more than a fair amount of Excel expertise....something you may find fairly valuable as you continue on using Excel. FYI...I have developed full blown applications on Excel....it is an excellent tool. Hope this helps....Tango.

Feb 05, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Do you simply need to have the formula: = I2 - F2

Is there a condition that you want to return zero?

Is there a condition that you want to return zero?

Jan 19, 2008 | Business & Productivity Software

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Sorry but that didn't seem to work, here is what I am tying to do $ 8,700.00

0.00

0.00

$11,029.19

"-$15,407.79"

The total should be $4,321.21

With your formula it didn't work for me

In Excell I am adding a a column of numbers

$ 8,700.00

$ 0.00

$15,407.79.......Negative number

$11,029.19

Total should be $4,321.40

One perwon said "-" before the number it didn't work can some one give me the correct formula for adding in the negative number?

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