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#1
May 20th 09, 07:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 Tacklemom external usenet poster Posts: 17

I am trying to set up a spread sheet to calculate inventory. I need to add
some items in feet and some in inches. I need to know first do I set these
up at 2 columns one for feet and one for inches ( eg 5'-6" would be in two
seperate columns) and I also need to know how to add the feet and inches
together to know the total feet and inches that I have in stock..

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Donna
#2
May 20th 09, 09:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 Luke M external usenet poster Posts: 2,722

Correct, you either need to input as two columns(A & B?), or use decimals
(i.e., 5'6" inputed as 5.5

Former solution formula, result in inches:
=SUM(A1:A100)*12+SUM(B1:B100)
Result in ft:
=SUM(A1:A100)+SUM(B1:B100)/12

If you use decimals, its a straightforward sum.

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Best Regards,

Luke M
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"Tacklemom" wrote:

> I am trying to set up a spread sheet to calculate inventory. I need to add
> some items in feet and some in inches. I need to know first do I set these
> up at 2 columns one for feet and one for inches ( eg 5'-6" would be in two
> seperate columns) and I also need to know how to add the feet and inches
> together to know the total feet and inches that I have in stock..
>
> --
> Donna

#3
May 20th 09, 10:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 Gord Dibben external usenet poster Posts: 22,912

See Chip Pearson's site for working with and calculating feet and inches.

http://www.cpearson.com/excel/FractionalArithmetic.aspx

Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Wed, 20 May 2009 11:50:01 -0700, Tacklemom
> wrote:

>I am trying to set up a spread sheet to calculate inventory. I need to add
>some items in feet and some in inches. I need to know first do I set these
>up at 2 columns one for feet and one for inches ( eg 5'-6" would be in two
>seperate columns) and I also need to know how to add the feet and inches
>together to know the total feet and inches that I have in stock..
>

#4
May 21st 09, 10:24 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
 Martin Fishlock external usenet poster Posts: 694

Another way is to format the cells as fractions and us 5 6/12.

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Hope this helps
Martin Fishlock, www.nyfconsultants.com, Wolverhampton, UK

"Luke M" wrote:

> Correct, you either need to input as two columns(A & B?), or use decimals
> (i.e., 5'6" inputed as 5.5
>
> Former solution formula, result in inches:
> =SUM(A1:A100)*12+SUM(B1:B100)
> Result in ft:
> =SUM(A1:A100)+SUM(B1:B100)/12
>
> If you use decimals, its a straightforward sum.
>
> --
> Best Regards,
>
> Luke M
> *Remember to click "yes" if this post helped you!*
>
>
> "Tacklemom" wrote:
>
> > I am trying to set up a spread sheet to calculate inventory. I need to add
> > some items in feet and some in inches. I need to know first do I set these
> > up at 2 columns one for feet and one for inches ( eg 5'-6" would be in two
> > seperate columns) and I also need to know how to add the feet and inches
> > together to know the total feet and inches that I have in stock..
> >
> > --
> > Donna

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