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Excel aligns numbers on the right side of cells.

To enter the sales amounts in column C, the Amount column, you would type the dollar sign ($), followed by the amount.

#### Other numbers and how to enter them

- To enter fractions, leave a space between the whole number and the fraction. For example, 1 1/8.
- To enter a fraction only, enter a zero first. For example, 0 1/4. If you enter 1/4 without the zero, Excel will interpret the number as a date, January 4.
- If you type (100) to indicate a negative number by parentheses, Excel will display the number as -100.

If you want to know how to add, divide, multiply, and subtract numbers in Excel by using formulas, you need this course: Get to know Excel 2007: Enter formulas.