# Excel - SUM Function Problem - Expert Solution

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add or sum the value of a cell ie. value 18 1+8=9
Solved by B. B. in 10 mins
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Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:38
Hi
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:38
Welcome to excelchat
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:39
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Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:39
Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:40
Based on what you shared, I understand that if a cell contains 35, then the formula should give the result 8 (3+5)
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:40
User 28/09/2018 - 03:40
YES
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:42
=VALUE(Left(D4,1)) + VALUE(RIGHT(D4,1))
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:42
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:42
It assumes that the value is in D4 cell
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:43
Does this solution solve your problem?
User 28/09/2018 - 03:44
yes thanks, could do so in 4tran etc
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:45
I did not understand what you meant by 4tran
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:45
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:45
*explain
User 28/09/2018 - 03:47
fourtran math based computer language.. cobol is another
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:47
I am not aware of how those will work
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:48
User 28/09/2018 - 03:48
no thanks again
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:48
you are welcome
Excelchat Expert 28/09/2018 - 03:48
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