find the name of the cell (not the value) in another column based on the location of a value in the first column

Column A has the word "started" and "ended" located in some cell between A5 and A184. Once I have located the word "started" and "ended"  in column A (right now I am using the match function and have the location), I want to sum the values in column K that correspond to started and ended in column A.
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

pls try

=SUMPRODUCT(K5:K184,--(ROW(A5:A184)-4>=MATCH("started",A5:A184,0)),--(ROW(A5:A184)-4<=MATCH("ended",A5:A184,0)))

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Connie Campbell-PearsonOwnerAuthor Commented:
This was great to have. I had to tweak it for some other purposes, but it really gave me the right direction. Thank you
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