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I'm trying to copy a formula from one cell to a number of others.  The formula copies correctly, but the result is not correct.  It's giving me the result from the first cell.  Obviously I'm not an advanced user.  What am I doing wrong?

What is the formula? When you copy a formula it should update the cell references, so if you have


And you copy that formula and paste it into column B, it will update the formula to


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