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I have data broken into deciles and need some mathematical formula to allow users to play around with scenarios like, “How many days do I need to shave off in decile 10 to achieve threshold/max/target?”
I created a manual shave of days, but want to create something that users can interactively play with. *See atached spreadsheet
Thanks.
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I think that we need a bit more explanation as to the requirements.

In my dictionary (Chambers Twentieth Century, so it might be too out-of-date) there is nothing between 'decigramme' and 'decilitre', so I will have to do more research to find out the meaning of the word 'decile'.

However, it might not help to know that.  I doubt that it will help to explain the mathematical relationships between the values in the cells of the first block and there are no formulae there to give a clue.
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The definition from here:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/decile 
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decile ('d¿s¿l; -a¿l)
n
1. (Statistics) statistics
a. one of nine actual or notional values of a variable dividing its distribution into ten groups with equal frequencies: the ninth decile is the value below which 90% of the population lie. See also percentile
b. a tenth part of a distribution
[C17: from deca- + -ile]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
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Please see attached and let me know if this is what you're looking for. It uses a simple IF statement for each threshold. In J16, for days 6, threshold(20), the formula is:

=IF(L2=I2,"",I2-L2)

Basically the formula looks at the days in I2 and L2. If they're the same then the cell remains blank, If not, it shows the difference between the two.

Flyster
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