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I have an extramely basic question on Excel. What is the difference

between "=" and "=+"

For example, if cell A1 has a number 1,

B1 "= A1" will get a number 1 in cell B1,

B1 "=+A1" will also get a number 1 in cell B1.

Then what is the difference between the two formula?

There is no difference. If you enter a + to start a formula and then click a

cell you get =+, if you enter = you get =.

I suppose the + is acting as a unary +, in the same way as the - in =- is

acting as a unary minus. A unary plus makes no difference to anything. A

unary - negates the value following.

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