From: 000ani on 23 Mar 2010 23:42 Just wondering if this is a valid formula... =(B5*C5)+(B6*C6) -- curiouscash From: Fred Smith on 23 Mar 2010 23:52 Yes it is. Regards, Fred "000ani" <000ani(a)discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:FBA06CDE-0E9D-4907-8D72-9082A7DB2215(a)microsoft.com...> Just wondering if this is a valid formula... > > =(B5*C5)+(B6*C6) > -- > curiouscash From: Joe User on 24 Mar 2010 02:14 "000ani" wrote:> Just wondering if this is a valid formula... > =(B5*C5)+(B6*C6) Syntactically, yes. But of course, you could determine that yourself simply by trying it. So why do you ask? Despite the fact that it is valid syntactically, there are circumstances that will cause the formula to fail or not behave as expected. For example, if any of those cells contains text strings that do not look like numbers, the formula can return a #VALUE error. And the formula might not return the expected result because the actual value of those cells is not the same as displayed value. If you want to discuss specifics, tell us more about the context of the question.