### Adding a Formula to Calculate Total Income

Related Tutorial: Excel Formulas Overview

The Total Income formula will add an employee's *Yearly Salary* to his *Bonus*.

### Tutorial Steps:

For help on these steps, refer to the image above.

- Click on cell D8 - the location where we want the formula's answer to appear.
- Type an equal sign (
**=**) to let Excel know that we are creating a formula. - Click on cell B8 to enter that cell reference into the formula.
- Type a plus sign (
**+**), since we are adding the two amounts. - Click on cell C8 to enter that cell reference into the formula.
- Press the
**ENTER**key on the keyboard to complete the formula. - The answer
**50367.9**should appear in cell D8. - When you click on cell D8 the formula
**= B8 + C8**should be visible in the formula bar above the worksheet. - We will copy this formula to cells C9 to C11 in a later step in the tutorial.
- Save your worksheet.

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