#### michaelsmith559

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The list of values is below. My question is, as long as there is a formula in the cells, I can reverse the operations to get back to the starting value.

I could start in S372 with this formula: "=T371^10" and get the 1.000000000042070 and continue on all the way back to the original value. However,

if I take the ending value 1.00000000000421 by itself and raise it ^10 it does not give me 1.000000000042070. I want to know why. I'm asking because if

I format the cell, there is only zeroes after the 1. Is there a way to start with the ending value and get back to the original value if there are no

formulas in the cells to get to that value? To ask another way, Why can't I start with the value in T371 by itself (no formula), raise it to ^10 and get

the value of S371 and so on? Thanks for any help.

J371 = 1.042964685342690

K371 = 1.00421559238756

L371 = 1.000420761662500

M371 = 1.000042068201560

N371 = 1.000004206740520

O371 = 1.000000420673260

P371 = 1.000000042067320

Q371 = 1.000000004206730

R371 = 1.000000000420670

S371 = 1.000000000042070

T371 = 1.00000000000421

Mike