# Adding/subtracting numbers in same cell

#### rpoppy

##### New Member
Hello! If I have multiple numbers in the same cell is it possible to add or subtract them? For example I have a cell that says "Funding costs decreased from \$500 by \$400" so the next cell over needs to show the current amount which would be "\$100."

Is there a way to do this without having to manually add or subtract the numbers and input the amount? Thank you in advance!

- rpoppy

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#### Scott Huish

##### MrExcel MVP
Are the surrounding words always the same? What is the wording for an increase?

#### rpoppy

##### New Member
It is the same wording. It would read "Funding costs incresed from \$100 by \$400" and the next cell would say "\$500"

Thanks!

#### Scott Huish

##### MrExcel MVP
=ABS(REPLACE(LEFT(A1,FIND("by",A1)-1),1,30,"")-TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"\$",REPT(" ",255),2),255)))

#### rpoppy

##### New Member
Thanks! That helped a lot. The only problem is that it only decreases the two numbers and sometimes they need to be increased. Is there a way to make it so that it will do both depending on the wording inside the cell?

#### Scott Huish

##### MrExcel MVP
=IF(MID(A1,15,9)="decreased",REPLACE(LEFT(A1,FIND("by",A1)-1),1,30,"")-TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"\$",REPT(" ",255),2),255)),REPLACE(LEFT(A1,FIND("by",A1)-1),1,30,"")+TRIM(RIGHT(SUBSTITUTE(A1,"\$",REPT(" ",255),2),255)))

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