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second minimum value
Hi,
I have a formula....=INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(MIN B10:B20),B10:B20,0)) which returns the name in column A that corresponds to the minimum number in B10:B20. I would like a formula to also give me the second least valued number in B10:B20. And the third, fourth and fifth. Also, what will happen if there are two numbers that are minimum and equal to each other? Thank you, Ken 
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Hi!
To find the nth smallest without duplicates: =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(B10:B20,X),B10:B20,0)) Replace X with the nth value you're interested in. OR, use a cell to hold the nth value: A1 = 2 (or 3, or 5, or 9) =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(B10:B20,A1),B10:B20,0)) If there might be duplicates it gets a little more complicated. The best way to handle this is to "break ties" by using a rank formula: In C10 enter this formula and copy down to C20: =RANK(B10,$B$10:$B$20,2)+COUNTIF($B$10:B10,B10)1 This will rank the first instance of a duplicate higher (or lower depending on which REFERENCE argument you use in the RANK function) than the next instance. For example: Tom 100 Sue 100 Tom would get ranked as 1 and Sue would get ranked as 2. Then you can use the INDEX formula based on the rankings in column C: =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(C10:C20,2),C10:C20,0)) Biff >Original Message >Hi, >I have a formula....=INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(MIN >B10:B20),B10:B20,0)) which returns the name in column A that corresponds to >the minimum number in B10:B20. > >I would like a formula to also give me the second least valued number in >B10:B20. And the third, fourth and fifth. > >Also, what will happen if there are two numbers that are minimum and equal >to each other? > >Thank you, >Ken > > >. > 
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Thank you VERY much. It's exactly what I needed.
Enjoy your day. Ken "Biff" > wrote in message ... > Hi! > > To find the nth smallest without duplicates: > > =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(B10:B20,X),B10:B20,0)) > > Replace X with the nth value you're interested in. > > OR, use a cell to hold the nth value: > > A1 = 2 (or 3, or 5, or 9) > > =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(B10:B20,A1),B10:B20,0)) > > If there might be duplicates it gets a little more > complicated. The best way to handle this is to "break > ties" by using a rank formula: > > In C10 enter this formula and copy down to C20: > > =RANK(B10,$B$10:$B$20,2)+COUNTIF($B$10:B10,B10)1 > > This will rank the first instance of a duplicate higher > (or lower depending on which REFERENCE argument you use in > the RANK function) than the next instance. > > For example: > > Tom 100 > Sue 100 > > Tom would get ranked as 1 and Sue would get ranked as 2. > > Then you can use the INDEX formula based on the rankings > in column C: > > =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(C10:C20,2),C10:C20,0)) > > Biff > >>Original Message >>Hi, >>I have a formula....=INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(MIN >>B10:B20),B10:B20,0)) which returns the name in column A > that corresponds to >>the minimum number in B10:B20. >> >>I would like a formula to also give me the second least > valued number in >>B10:B20. And the third, fourth and fifth. >> >>Also, what will happen if there are two numbers that are > minimum and equal >>to each other? >> >>Thank you, >>Ken >> >> >>. >> 
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You're welcome! Thanks for the feedback.
Biff >Original Message >Thank you VERY much. It's exactly what I needed. >Enjoy your day. >Ken > >"Biff" > wrote in message ... >> Hi! >> >> To find the nth smallest without duplicates: >> >> =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(B10:B20,X),B10:B20,0)) >> >> Replace X with the nth value you're interested in. >> >> OR, use a cell to hold the nth value: >> >> A1 = 2 (or 3, or 5, or 9) >> >> =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(B10:B20,A1),B10:B20,0)) >> >> If there might be duplicates it gets a little more >> complicated. The best way to handle this is to "break >> ties" by using a rank formula: >> >> In C10 enter this formula and copy down to C20: >> >> =RANK(B10,$B$10:$B$20,2)+COUNTIF($B$10:B10,B10)1 >> >> This will rank the first instance of a duplicate higher >> (or lower depending on which REFERENCE argument you use in >> the RANK function) than the next instance. >> >> For example: >> >> Tom 100 >> Sue 100 >> >> Tom would get ranked as 1 and Sue would get ranked as 2. >> >> Then you can use the INDEX formula based on the rankings >> in column C: >> >> =INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(SMALL(C10:C20,2),C10:C20,0)) >> >> Biff >> >>>Original Message >>>Hi, >>>I have a formula....=INDEX(A10:A20,MATCH(MIN >>>B10:B20),B10:B20,0)) which returns the name in column A >> that corresponds to >>>the minimum number in B10:B20. >>> >>>I would like a formula to also give me the second least >> valued number in >>>B10:B20. And the third, fourth and fifth. >>> >>>Also, what will happen if there are two numbers that are >> minimum and equal >>>to each other? >>> >>>Thank you, >>>Ken >>> >>> >>>. >>> > > >. > 
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