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Conditional Formatting- Dates Greater Than 6 Months...

I have a spreadsheet where I need dates greater than 6 months to show up in red. This is what I currently have in the appropriate cell...

cell value is: greater than or equal to =today()-180

This is not working, can anyone help? Thanks

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