I've been sent a excel spreadsheet to replicate in SSRS and the calculations used are set out differently to anything I have ever seen. for example

```
=+E2/E3 = 100
```

This gives the same result as `=E2/E3`

, so to me the + does noting?

Just want to understand why the + has been added and if it does anything? I've googled it but cant seem to find an answer.

in Excel + is equal to = at the start of a formula. Some people use + and not =, I have no idea why, maybe a hang up from Lotus notes. Just assume it is equal to =, if its the first operator in the formula, in fact if you just type +, excel adds the =, so you get =+

Odd i know.