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Variance between two cells only if...
I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is
double the number in A. Example: the value in A1 is 500 the value in B1 is 1000 the variance I would like to show in C1 is 500 however: if A1 was 500 and B1 is 750 then C1 would be "blank" Thanks for the help. I appreciate the time. Jim 
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Variance between two cells only if...
=if(B1*2 < A1, "", A1B1)
 HTH... Jim Thomlinson "Jim" wrote: I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. Example: the value in A1 is 500 the value in B1 is 1000 the variance I would like to show in C1 is 500 however: if A1 was 500 and B1 is 750 then C1 would be "blank" Thanks for the help. I appreciate the time. Jim 
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Variance between two cells only if...
"Jim" wrote:
I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. If this is related to your thread "Variance calculations", refer to answers there, and please avoid submitting redundant postings. The bifurcation leads to confusion and unnecessary duplication of effort. But to answer this question: =if(B1=2*A1, B1A1, "") PS: I suggest that you acquire a basic understanding of Excel fundamentals. This question and your last one related to MAX are rudimentary. We cannot possibly answer all of your questions as you learn Excel step by step, especially if you demonstrate disdain for selflearning. One source of the basics might be "Excel for Dummies".  original message  "Jim" wrote: I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. Example: the value in A1 is 500 the value in B1 is 1000 the variance I would like to show in C1 is 500 however: if A1 was 500 and B1 is 750 then C1 would be "blank" Thanks for the help. I appreciate the time. Jim 
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Variance between two cells only if...
Joe User,
Your answer did not yield the correct result, thanks for the attempt. Also, I find your tone condescending. If you feel my questions “elementary” I would encourage you “not” to respond to my questions in the future. This is board is a help board not a forum for those that feel they have a better grasp of Excel to demean others that do not. Jim **************** "Joe User" wrote: "Jim" wrote: I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. If this is related to your thread "Variance calculations", refer to answers there, and please avoid submitting redundant postings. The bifurcation leads to confusion and unnecessary duplication of effort. But to answer this question: =if(B1=2*A1, B1A1, "") PS: I suggest that you acquire a basic understanding of Excel fundamentals. This question and your last one related to MAX are rudimentary. We cannot possibly answer all of your questions as you learn Excel step by step, especially if you demonstrate disdain for selflearning. One source of the basics might be "Excel for Dummies".  original message  "Jim" wrote: I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. Example: the value in A1 is 500 the value in B1 is 1000 the variance I would like to show in C1 is 500 however: if A1 was 500 and B1 is 750 then C1 would be "blank" Thanks for the help. I appreciate the time. Jim 
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Variance between two cells only if...
You'll probably find that "our answer did not yield the correct result" is
not sufficiently specific to get help. If you want further help you'll need to explain what values you had, what formula you used, what result you got, and what result you wanted (and why). Sadly, most of us here are not clairvoyant. And as for Joe's response, if you don't want to read the basic books or to use Excel help, you might be more suited to news:microsoft.public.excel.newusers than to news:microsoft.public.excel.misc . And it would be wise to read some advice on how to get the best value out of newsgroups.  David Biddulph "Jim" wrote in message ... Joe User, Your answer did not yield the correct result, thanks for the attempt. Also, I find your tone condescending. If you feel my questions "elementary" I would encourage you "not" to respond to my questions in the future. This is board is a help board not a forum for those that feel they have a better grasp of Excel to demean others that do not. Jim **************** "Joe User" wrote: "Jim" wrote: I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. If this is related to your thread "Variance calculations", refer to answers there, and please avoid submitting redundant postings. The bifurcation leads to confusion and unnecessary duplication of effort. But to answer this question: =if(B1=2*A1, B1A1, "") PS: I suggest that you acquire a basic understanding of Excel fundamentals. This question and your last one related to MAX are rudimentary. We cannot possibly answer all of your questions as you learn Excel step by step, especially if you demonstrate disdain for selflearning. One source of the basics might be "Excel for Dummies".  original message  "Jim" wrote: I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. Example: the value in A1 is 500 the value in B1 is 1000 the variance I would like to show in C1 is 500 however: if A1 was 500 and B1 is 750 then C1 would be "blank" Thanks for the help. I appreciate the time. Jim 
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Variance between two cells only if...
"Jim" wrote:
This is board is a help board not a forum for those that feel they have a better grasp of Excel to demean others that do not. I am sorry if my comments offended you. I probably did not express myself very well. We  and I, in particular  help people all the time who ask elementary questions. I see nothing wrong with that. And I do not feel it is necessary to post such questions to m.p.e.newusers. These NGs have lost their original distinctive purposes long ago. But you asked a number of questions in just 2 hours, the two most recent being very elementary. What I was trying to say is: I think it is an inefficient use of your time to post such simple questions stepbystep as apparently you are developing a worksheet to solve some problem(s). I think it would be better for you if you learned the fundamentals from a book. Generally, the "for Dummies" series of books tends to be very good introductions to subjects. The quality is not uniform; and some of those books "dumb down" the subject matter too much. But they do tend to avoid esoteric features that can clutter the fundamentals, a flaw of many other socalled introductory books. I am sorry that the title says "for Dummies". I'm sure that puts off a lot of people, and it certainly can be misinterpreted when we suggest it. There was nothing intentionally condescending in my tone. I was simply making a factual observation and offering a suggestion that I felt would be the most efficient way for you learn the fundamentals.  original message  "Jim" wrote in message ... Joe User, Your answer did not yield the correct result, thanks for the attempt. Also, I find your tone condescending. If you feel my questions “elementary” I would encourage you “not” to respond to my questions in the future. This is board is a help board not a forum for those that feel they have a better grasp of Excel to demean others that do not. Jim **************** "Joe User" wrote: "Jim" wrote: I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. If this is related to your thread "Variance calculations", refer to answers there, and please avoid submitting redundant postings. The bifurcation leads to confusion and unnecessary duplication of effort. But to answer this question: =if(B1=2*A1, B1A1, "") PS: I suggest that you acquire a basic understanding of Excel fundamentals. This question and your last one related to MAX are rudimentary. We cannot possibly answer all of your questions as you learn Excel step by step, especially if you demonstrate disdain for selflearning. One source of the basics might be "Excel for Dummies".  original message  "Jim" wrote: I would like to calculate the variance between A and B, but only if B is double the number in A. Example: the value in A1 is 500 the value in B1 is 1000 the variance I would like to show in C1 is 500 however: if A1 was 500 and B1 is 750 then C1 would be "blank" Thanks for the help. I appreciate the time. Jim 
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