What is the difference between =+ and =?

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Hi, I have a excel sheeting showing a formula as c1=+A1*B1. What does it mean? If I try with C1=A1*B1 the results are same. Then why do we need =+? pls help. Arun.K.S sarunmphil@gmail.com

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No difference in the result
But there would be a difference if the formula uses =-
c1=-A1*B1

It would multiply A1 * -1 and then by B1.

So with a + sign excel might multiply A1 * +1 and then by B1.
If it does, then it takes a little more processor time but the result will be the same.

Phil

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