Formulas and functions

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Help!!! I am starting to think I have lost my mind.  I am trying to do the basic Sum 


10*90 and instead of a total the value in the cell shows          =Sum(10*90)


I think I have tried it all and my boss is getting frustrated even though the lap top is new to me and possibly hit a wrong function key.  Cleared cell contents and tried again and nothing.  


Urgent contract that needs to asap


2 Replies
best response confirmed by Hans Vogelaar (MVP)

@Laurie2124 I suspect that you accidentally pressed the "Show Formulas" button the Formulas tab.

Screenshot 2022-08-10 at 21.38.16.png

Press it again and all should be OK. 

By the way, no need to use SUM. Just use =10*9


I took a break and came back to it and couldn't believe I hadn't thought of that. I think the pressure of someone standing over your shoulder makes a big difference. Thank you for your response.