<div dir="ltr"><div><div>Justin,<br><br></div>That's a pretty questionable formula. The 'sign' of the first integer is the 'negative symbol' and is considered part of the value 'negative five'. I would calculate '-5^2+5^2' to equal 50.<br>
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<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Justin W Elam <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:justin.w.elam@gmail.com" target="_blank">justin.w.elam@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">
<p>=-5^2+5^2 should equal 0<br>
In a version of Excel you get 50.</p>
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