Conditional Formatting - Not working on certain cells

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I have conditional formatting set up to highlight cell "X" if said cell value is greater than or less than a certain value "Y". Value Y is determine by a calculation. 


The formatting is working fine when cell X is the original equation that i had in the cell prior to applying the conditional formatting. If i change the equation, or just type a number in place of my original equation, then the formatting doesn't show up...




Cell X = P5-L5 (=0.27)

My formatting highlights values above 0.25 and below -0.25


If I replace cell X with the number 2, or = 5-3, the cell does not highlight. 


Any thoughts?

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It'd help if you could attach a sample workbook, or make it available through OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox or similar.