Budgeting exam

betty Registered Posts: 7 New contributor 🐸
i am really confused what sign I need to use to indicate negative numbers. On the introductory screen It is:Minus signs should be used to indicate negative numbers. However on the sample assessment-questions 6 and 7 variances are shown in brackets £fav/ (adv) and there is no clear instruction what should be used. Brackets? Minus signs?Please can you help me?


  • clees
    clees Registered Posts: 33
    Either as far as i am aware.
    -£720 is the same as (£720)
  • stevef
    stevef Registered Posts: 258 🎆 🐘 🎆
    Brackets or minus signs are acceptable, in my organistion we always use brackets as ink smudges or marks on paper may be mistaken for a minus sign - I hate failing to balance because of poor quality paper or an accidental ink mark!
  • eddy2309
    eddy2309 Registered Posts: 16 New contributor 🐸
    We always use brackets, much clearer!
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