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# Excel help (using macros)

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I have the following problem I'd like to compute in a cell.

Payments start at month X (Mar). They go up increments of 10, every 2 months (payment period) for a number of periods 5, until they stop going up and remain at the same level. I want to create cells with the values under "payments" below, i.e. 0, 0, 100, 100, 110, 110, ... 140, 140, 140, 140 etc.

Payment period: Every 2 months.
Number of periods: 5
Start date: Mar
Payment increment amount: 10
Initial payment: 100

Period:                       1                 2              3               4              5                 6
Month:     Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun   Jul   Aug  Sep  Oct   Nov  Dec  Jan  Feb
Payment:  0      0     100  100  110  110  120 120   130  130  140  140   140  140
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Question by:mjbancroft
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Rob Henson earned 2000 total points
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Not sure why you want to use macros, this can be done with formulas.

See attached workbook.
Payments.xlsx
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Thanks very much. I knew it could be done with a formula but frankly was a little stumped. I thought I had a good grasp of excel but your formulas are really elegant and they will be useful for the future. Thanks so much your prompt reply, I now have a very very effective financial model!
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If you are happy with the solution, please do not forget to close the question.

Should you need any explanation of elements of the formula, please let me know.

Thanks
Rob
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