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# Excel equation

Posted on 2014-01-27
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hi all,

I have this is in my excel sheet

=IF(C2>=30, "2000", IF(C2>15,"520", IF(C2<=15,"400")))

this works in that it provides a result in the cell.

however, this cell is in a column of which I need a total sum. it does not read this cell??

how can I fix this?
thanks
Gareth
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Got it!!

if I change the 400, 560 (was 520, just go with it), 2000 to ratios of 400 ie 1, 1.4, 5 and then add * 400 after the equation it works.

therefore - =IF(C2>=30, "4", IF(C5>15,"2", IF(C5<=15,"1")))*400

it works.
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Although you have got it to work, the real problem was that you were entering text and not numbers. You should have had

=IF(C2>=30, 2000, IF(C2>15,520, IF(C2<=15,400)))

=IF(C2>=30, "2000", IF(C2>15,"520", IF(C2<=15,"400")))
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BTW I just noticed that the question formula and the solved formula would yield different results.
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