Excel VALUE error multiplying dollar amounts by quantity issued

Hi Experts
I am flummoxed by a simple calculation in Excel that I cannot get to work through formatting or any other means

I have attached the sheet and highlighted the cell in question in yellow in K85

I cannot get the cell to simply multiply the dollar amount in Column J by the value in Column D without coming up with a VALUE error?

I understand this is very primitive however I cannot seem to fathom why this is happening?

Any help you have would be much appreciated

Jase AlexanderCompliance ManagerAsked:
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ShumsExcel & VBA ExpertCommented:
I am not sure about the problem that you are facing, I just pressed F2 and press enter, it worked.
abbas abdullaCommented:

Some of your numbers data type is text, this happen allot if data is exported from a system. Try =TYPE(J85) - it will return 2 which means J85 content is text. To overcome this issue you can use this function =VALUE(J85)*D85
NorieAnalyst Assistant Commented:
The values in J85:J98 are actually text.

Select the range, press CTRL+H and do a find/replace for $ and blank and it should fix things, though you might have to re-apply the currency format to the range.

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Jase AlexanderCompliance ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much guys

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