# Subtraction Formula

Options

Hi folks,

I have a Debt total in a cell on my budget spreadsheet (e.g. 7000); I have a row of payments by month (e.g. 160). I want to subtract each new cell of payment of 160 from the total cell of 7000. I want to visibly see the reduction on the 7000 debt cell when each new month of payment is added. Is there a formula for this?

Thanks

Tags:

## Answers

• ✭✭✭✭✭✭
Options

@nicole.turner Do you want to (continue to) see the original \$7,000 somewhere? Or will it be gone once payments start? Is the \$160 the monthly payment, meaning it will appear on subsequent rows? Something like this?

Is that the presentation you want?

dm

• Options

Yes, that's exactly it! How?! :-D

• ✭✭
edited 12/21/22
Options

Create your sheet using above?

In the "Outstanding" column, use this formula and you should be good to go.

=Original1 - SUM(Original4:Original8) -- put this in the column/row where you want the results to appear.

Original1 = the the column/row showing original amount owned ( I assume) \$7000

Original4 = the column/row where the first payment is recorded

Original8 = the column/row where the last recorded payment is made

Hopefully that helps you to understand and also gets you going along.

## Help Article Resources

Want to practice working with formulas directly in Smartsheet?

Check out the Formula Handbook template!