newbie with question on negative numbers

C.BAIRD

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Hi I am new to this site and excel, I suppose to the experts I am now going to ask a really simple question I am setting up a set of accounts on excel and I need a column to add to a negative value even though its positive figures i.e its expenses but I am adding them up in positive format but I need a negative answer because I need to subtract them. Please help anyone.
Thanx :rolleyes:
 

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acw

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Hi

something like

=-(a1+a2+a3) where a1:a3 are all positive values, but the result is negative???

Tony
 

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