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if statement with vlookup

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Hi Experts

Have a challenge that I haven't been able to figure out.  My skill with functions is limited so your help would be appreciated.

I have a table with product (A), BASE (B) AND NET (C).  I have a lookup table with AREA (H) and PAD (I).  
Each of the products start with a two character alpha that matches the items in the area column.  

IF LEFT TWO CHARACTERS EQUAL "AREA" THEN MULTIPLY BASE X PAD

I've attached a simple spreadsheet that shows what I need.  I think I am experiencing brain fad because this should be simple.
EXAMPLE.xlsx
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Glenn Ray earned 500 total points
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Insert this formula in cell B2 and copy down:
=VLOOKUP(LEFT(A2,2),$H$2:$I$7,2,FALSE)*B2

The LEFT(A2,2) portion is picking up the leftmost two characters and then checking for that value in column H.  

If you want some error handling:
=IFERROR(VLOOKUP(LEFT(A2,2),$H$2:$I$7,2,FALSE)*B2,0)


Regards,
-Glenn
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by:spudmcc
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This was spot on!  Again, you have come to my aid and I so very much appreciate it.  
Thank you so much for your time and talent.

Andy
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I'm glad I could help.
-Glenn
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