# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have numbers in two separate columns in excel and was wondering if it is possible to add the second column up and put this in brackets alongside the numbers in the first column into a third colum as per below Column A 19 Column B 5 Column C to show as: 19(5) Not sure if this is possible or not in exel? Many Thanks
Solved by K. C. in 6 mins
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User 21/03/2018 - 06:58
hi
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 06:58
hi there!
User 21/03/2018 - 06:58
Was hoping you could answer my query please
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 06:58
I'm certain I can help you with your Excel formula!
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 06:58
do you have the sheet shared in the Google Sheet window?
User 21/03/2018 - 06:59
I don't, I am currently using Excel 2016
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 06:59
actually... we can just do it here and you can copy the formula
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 06:59
so check out the window - let me know if this is the initial setup
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 06:59
and column C needs to show "19(5)
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 06:59
is that correct?
User 21/03/2018 - 06:59
Yes please
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:00
awesome
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:00
so check this out
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:00
you can copy that formula in cell C1
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:00
and paste it in your Excel file and let me know if it works for you.
User 21/03/2018 - 07:01
Ok will try that now thanks
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:01
my pleasure sounds good
User 21/03/2018 - 07:02
Yes that has worked in my excel :)
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:02
woohoo!
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:03
ping us if you need further assistance - we are here to help!
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:03
have a great rest of the day
User 21/03/2018 - 07:03
Thanks very much, I was sure it was possible was just not sure how to do it
Excelchat Expert 21/03/2018 - 07:03
now you know :)
User 21/03/2018 - 07:03
Very much appreciated :)

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