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For Spreadsheet, i am confused. Why is there usually with symbol"+" in front of the formulas?
Is it compulsory? If not, does it mean wrong answer?
I do not understand, can somebody explain it? I put one example below and circle the technical part.
Thank you very much.

• MAAT Posts: 448
You shouldn't lose marks for not including the +. It's just using a formal notation for the default setting.

If I write the number 10, we naturally assume that it's +10 and not -10 as that's the default we use the computer is just displaying it on the equations.
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• Registered Posts: 39
Oh, it will spare, and glad to hear it.
For the + symbol. Do you mean that it is setted default in that excel for output the answer.
If i do not set it, then use the excel in the computer, so there is not + symbol output.
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edited January 19
Pian32 said:

You shouldn't lose marks for not including the +. It's just using a formal notation for the default setting.

If I write the number 10, we naturally assume that it's +10 and not -10 as that's the default we use the computer is just displaying it on the equations.

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Oh, it will spare time, and i am glad to hear it.
For the + symbol. Do you mean that it is setted default in that excel for output the answer.
If i do not set it, then use the excel in the computer, so there is not + symbol output.
• MAAT Posts: 448
You do not need to worry about the +

The number 10 on it's own is the same as writing +10 I'm not sure what setting would cause it to do that but that's all it is and you should not lose marks for having it appear in the exam.
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• Registered Posts: 39
Pian32 said:

You do not need to worry about the +

The number 10 on it's own is the same as writing +10 I'm not sure what setting would cause it to do that but that's all it is and you should not lose marks for having it appear in the exam.

Ok, see.