otherwise excel follows the operation order of math which does division before addition or subtraction. That is, the way you wrote it Excel performs =(cell1*cell2)-(cell3/cell1)

BTW you don’t need parentheses around cell1*cell2 because that operation is performed first as you wish it to be. See

I’m sure there’s a more elegant way, because there always is in Excel, but why not break the equations up?

=Cell1*Cell2 with the output into a third cell. (Cell3)
=Cell3-Cell4 (Cell4 is the 425,000 in your example.) with the output to a 5th cell.(Cell5)
=Cell5/Cell1