Formulas Appearing in Cell Instead of Result - EXCEL for iMac

This is driving me crazy.  Sometimes, I enter a formula and it only shows the formula, not the result.  How can this be fixed to return the RESULT in the cell instead of the reiteration of the formula I just entered?

Respectfully,

DAVID_G#

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Check the cell formatting (Ctrl+1 > Number) and make sure that it's not formatted as Text. If it is, then change the format to something else, then F2 > Enter on the cell to coerce the format change and calculate.

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https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Display-formulas-in-cells-44e98555-bd2b-4546-9e28-e9bc5fe25b28

The article is for displaying. Deselecting would revert back to normal view.

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