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I am trying to subtract one cell R35 from another R29. Both

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I am trying to subtract one cell R35 from another R29. Both have numbers in but the answer I get is a zero - with the zero displayed as "£ -" - because I am using the accounting format. The value in R29 is £192 and itself is the sum of two other cells so its formula is q29 - p 29. When I try to check the error in R29 by trying to find its absolute value using =abs(R29), excel again returns zero "£-". Any idea what is wrong? If I paste the value in r29 into another cell, I can do the sum properly, but the whole point of excel is to be able to do multiple functions so I am keen to get to the bottom of the error.
Many thanks in advance, Hamish
Hello and thank you for your question today. My name is Jason. I look forward to helping you today.

May I take a look at a sample of what you are dealing with?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

File ID: 194518


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

File ID: 194518

Please, explain what I am looking at.

You created multiple circular references here.

Which cells are you having problems with?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Please can you explain why d8 is returning a zero value?


I sure can.

You had three circular references for the totals.

Here is the fixed sheet:

You were summing B6:B8 and placing the value in B8. You cannot do that. I changed the sum to B6:B7
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