Cannot understand the syntax of this formula

infuse

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Hi

I have this simple formula.
Code:
=IF(H5>0,(+F5)/H5, " ")
I know what this formula deos. My question is why that "+" sign infront of "F5"
I have a lot of different fomulas in this spreadsheet and i have seen that "+" in almost everyformula, which to me does not do anything.

Anyone know why is that thier?

THanks in advance

Infuse
 

Excel Facts

Which lookup functions find a value equal or greater than the lookup value?
MATCH uses -1 to find larger value (lookup table must be sorted ZA). XLOOKUP uses 1 to find values greater and does not need to be sorted.

onlyadrafter

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Hello,

I may be wrong, but I think that comes from Lotus 123, a guy here always puts a + in front of the formulas.
 

infuse

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Onlydrafter:

I guess you are right. The guy who made this excel sheet, used to work with Lotus 123

Thanks once again

Infuse
 

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