# formula not calculating correctly Not multiplying correctly. Cells:

• B6 $750 • E6$0.10 (which is populated from sheet 1)
• G6 $71.25, Which should equal B6*E6 but 750*0.10=75 Help! edit retag close merge delete ## Comments But there is something wrong with what you are trying to do. It seems you are multiplying dollars times dollars, which has no meaning, and will probably give an indeterminate result. Consider this : 6 apples times 2 is meaningful, but 6 apples times 2 apples is meaningless. Perhaps column E is actually a ratio of two numbers (perhaps a rate of interest?) in which case you should multiply B6 by 0.10 (not$0.10). Possible?

I have tried this in Calc, and it works fine even multiplying a currency by a currency which may not make sense, but it works. I'd probably try a little more debugging, as if you try it in a blank document, it'll probably work. Attaching the document may help us, but you may need to strip out sensitive data.

Hint: when typing formulas here enclose them in backticks (you also get with Ctrl+K) otherwise the * asterisk multiplication operator here is a formatting operator for italics and gave B6E6 but 7500.10=75 in your example. I corrected that in your question (and also gave the cells as bullet list).

What is the exact formula in B6 and G6 cells and what is the result in G6 when you put 1000 instead of 750 in B6 cell?

you're right VE3OAT "0.10" is a weight not a dollar amount. I'm sorry, that's my bad. i'm sure that has to do with the difference.

Hello @Aurick That's OK. If you make sure that numbers in column E are entered as pure numbers (unitless or dimensionless) and that they are all formatted as pure numbers, the formula should work alright. Formatting can sometimes have strange effects on the way numbers are treated in formulas.