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convert meters to feet/inches
or (nearer to my earlier suggestion)
=TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(ABS(A1)/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches"  David Biddulph "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Checking again in the negative number case, it does need something a bit more complicated, such as: =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ABS(ROUND((A1/0.3048TRUNC(A1/0.3048))*12,0))&" inches"  David Biddulph "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Better to divide by 0.3048, rather than to multiply by what isn't exactly the reciprocal. Also, why are you using the strange ROUND construct, rather than using TRUNC (or INT if the number is positive, as your ROUND only works for positive numbers)? Isn't =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(A1/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" a bit easier than =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" ?  David Biddulph "sb1920alk" wrote in message ... =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" Here I'm converting the value in A1 from meters to feet using 3.2808399 feet per meter. The first part truncates the decimal protion and adds, "feet" and the second part truncates the integer portion and convert it to inches and adds "inches" "Ann" wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#12




convert meters to feet/inches
Ok, you've sold me  I like TRUNC better now.
How often to you have a negative distance? "David Biddulph" wrote: Checking again in the negative number case, it does need something a bit more complicated, such as: =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ABS(ROUND((A1/0.3048TRUNC(A1/0.3048))*12,0))&" inches"  David Biddulph "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Better to divide by 0.3048, rather than to multiply by what isn't exactly the reciprocal. Also, why are you using the strange ROUND construct, rather than using TRUNC (or INT if the number is positive, as your ROUND only works for positive numbers)? Isn't =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(A1/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" a bit easier than =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" ?  David Biddulph "sb1920alk" wrote in message ... =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" Here I'm converting the value in A1 from meters to feet using 3.2808399 feet per meter. The first part truncates the decimal protion and adds, "feet" and the second part truncates the integer portion and convert it to inches and adds "inches" "Ann" wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#13




convert meters to feet/inches
Why not just this instead?
=TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(ABS(A1)/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" Rick "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Checking again in the negative number case, it does need something a bit more complicated, such as: =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ABS(ROUND((A1/0.3048TRUNC(A1/0.3048))*12,0))&" inches"  David Biddulph "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Better to divide by 0.3048, rather than to multiply by what isn't exactly the reciprocal. Also, why are you using the strange ROUND construct, rather than using TRUNC (or INT if the number is positive, as your ROUND only works for positive numbers)? Isn't =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(A1/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" a bit easier than =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" ?  David Biddulph "sb1920alk" wrote in message ... =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" Here I'm converting the value in A1 from meters to feet using 3.2808399 feet per meter. The first part truncates the decimal protion and adds, "feet" and the second part truncates the integer portion and convert it to inches and adds "inches" "Ann" wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#14




convert meters to feet/inches
I'm trying to put together a chart for track and field. This formula works
great except for one thing ... I'm wondering if you can find a solution. If a pole vault bar is raised to 3.2 meters it equals 10' 6" like your formula produces. But if the bar is raised to 3.35 meters the formula produces 10' 12" ... is there a way to have the formula produce 11' instead? Thank you. "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: Why not just this instead? =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(ABS(A1)/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" Rick "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Checking again in the negative number case, it does need something a bit more complicated, such as: =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ABS(ROUND((A1/0.3048TRUNC(A1/0.3048))*12,0))&" inches"  David Biddulph "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Better to divide by 0.3048, rather than to multiply by what isn't exactly the reciprocal. Also, why are you using the strange ROUND construct, rather than using TRUNC (or INT if the number is positive, as your ROUND only works for positive numbers)? Isn't =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(A1/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" a bit easier than =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" ?  David Biddulph "sb1920alk" wrote in message ... =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" Here I'm converting the value in A1 from meters to feet using 3.2808399 feet per meter. The first part truncates the decimal protion and adds, "feet" and the second part truncates the integer portion and convert it to inches and adds "inches" "Ann" wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#15




convert meters to feet/inches
Change ROUND to TRUNC.
TheBlueShadow wrote: I'm trying to put together a chart for track and field. This formula works great except for one thing ... I'm wondering if you can find a solution. If a pole vault bar is raised to 3.2 meters it equals 10' 6" like your formula produces. But if the bar is raised to 3.35 meters the formula produces 10' 12" ... is there a way to have the formula produce 11' instead? Thank you. "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: Why not just this instead? =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(ABS(A1)/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" Rick "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Checking again in the negative number case, it does need something a bit more complicated, such as: =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ABS(ROUND((A1/0.3048TRUNC(A1/0.3048))*12,0))&" inches"  David Biddulph "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Better to divide by 0.3048, rather than to multiply by what isn't exactly the reciprocal. Also, why are you using the strange ROUND construct, rather than using TRUNC (or INT if the number is positive, as your ROUND only works for positive numbers)? Isn't =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(A1/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" a bit easier than =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" ?  David Biddulph "sb1920alk" wrote in message ... =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" Here I'm converting the value in A1 from meters to feet using 3.2808399 feet per meter. The first part truncates the decimal protion and adds, "feet" and the second part truncates the integer portion and convert it to inches and adds "inches" "Ann" wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#16




convert meters to feet/inches
Although I'm not sure about your rounding rules.
You want 3.2 meters, which converts to 10 feet 5.98 inches to return 10 feet 6 inches. You also want 3.35 meters, which converts to 10 feet 11.89 inches to return 10 feet 11 inches. Under "normal" rounding rules, you would want 3.35 meters to result in 11 feet 0 inches. If that is what you really want, try this: =INT(ROUND(CONVERT(A1,"m","in"),0)/12)&" feet "& MOD(ROUND(CONVERT(A1,"m","in"),0),12)&" inches" Glenn wrote: Change ROUND to TRUNC. TheBlueShadow wrote: I'm trying to put together a chart for track and field. This formula works great except for one thing ... I'm wondering if you can find a solution. If a pole vault bar is raised to 3.2 meters it equals 10' 6" like your formula produces. But if the bar is raised to 3.35 meters the formula produces 10' 12" ... is there a way to have the formula produce 11' instead? Thank you. "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: Why not just this instead? =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(ABS(A1)/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" Rick "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Checking again in the negative number case, it does need something a bit more complicated, such as: =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ABS(ROUND((A1/0.3048TRUNC(A1/0.3048))*12,0))&" inches"  David Biddulph "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Better to divide by 0.3048, rather than to multiply by what isn't exactly the reciprocal. Also, why are you using the strange ROUND construct, rather than using TRUNC (or INT if the number is positive, as your ROUND only works for positive numbers)? Isn't =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(A1/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" a bit easier than =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" ?  David Biddulph "sb1920alk" wrote in message ... =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" Here I'm converting the value in A1 from meters to feet using 3.2808399 feet per meter. The first part truncates the decimal protion and adds, "feet" and the second part truncates the integer portion and convert it to inches and adds "inches" "Ann" wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#17




convert meters to feet/inches
To tackle that question, I would change my earlier formula (from more than a
year ago) to =TRUNC(ROUND(A1/0.0254,0)/12)&" feet "&ABS(ROUND(A1/0.0254,0)TRUNC(ROUND(A1/0.0254,0)/12)*12)&" inches" I will leave someone else to simplify it as Rick did for my previous effort.  David Biddulph "TheBlueShadow" wrote in message ... I'm trying to put together a chart for track and field. This formula works great except for one thing ... I'm wondering if you can find a solution. If a pole vault bar is raised to 3.2 meters it equals 10' 6" like your formula produces. But if the bar is raised to 3.35 meters the formula produces 10' 12" ... is there a way to have the formula produce 11' instead? Thank you. "Rick Rothstein (MVP  VB)" wrote: Why not just this instead? =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(ABS(A1)/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" Rick "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Checking again in the negative number case, it does need something a bit more complicated, such as: =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ABS(ROUND((A1/0.3048TRUNC(A1/0.3048))*12,0))&" inches"  David Biddulph "David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk wrote in message ... Better to divide by 0.3048, rather than to multiply by what isn't exactly the reciprocal. Also, why are you using the strange ROUND construct, rather than using TRUNC (or INT if the number is positive, as your ROUND only works for positive numbers)? Isn't =TRUNC(A1/0.3048)&" feet "&ROUND(MOD(A1/0.3048,1)*12,0)&" inches" a bit easier than =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" ?  David Biddulph "sb1920alk" wrote in message ... =ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0)&" feet "&ROUND((A1*3.2808399ROUND(A1*3.28083990.5,0))*12,0)&" inches" Here I'm converting the value in A1 from meters to feet using 3.2808399 feet per meter. The first part truncates the decimal protion and adds, "feet" and the second part truncates the integer portion and convert it to inches and adds "inches" "Ann" wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#18




convert meters to feet/inches
One problem that I have while doing this is that I'd like the results to be
more precise. I would like 12.35 meters to come out as 40' 6.25" I'd even like to have the ' and " instead of feet/inches. Is all that a possibility? Thanks for help. "sb1920alk" wrote: =CONVERT(VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(A1," feet",""))+VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(B1," inches",""))/12,"ft","m") "Ann" wrote: and if i was to reverse this formula? from feet and inches back to meters? if feet is in a1 and inches is in b1 thanks guys "JE McGimpsey" wrote: One way: =INT(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft")) & " feet, " & TEXT(MOD(CONVERT(A1,"m","in"), 12), "0 ""inches""") In article , Ann wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#19




convert meters to feet/inches
=INT(A1*1000/(25.4*12))&"' "&ROUND(MOD(A1*1000/25.4,12),2)&""""
 David Biddulph matt wrote: One problem that I have while doing this is that I'd like the results to be more precise. I would like 12.35 meters to come out as 40' 6.25" I'd even like to have the ' and " instead of feet/inches. Is all that a possibility? Thanks for help. "sb1920alk" wrote: =CONVERT(VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(A1," feet",""))+VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(B1," inches",""))/12,"ft","m") "Ann" wrote: and if i was to reverse this formula? from feet and inches back to meters? if feet is in a1 and inches is in b1 thanks guys "JE McGimpsey" wrote: One way: =INT(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft")) & " feet, " & TEXT(MOD(CONVERT(A1,"m","in"), 12), "0 ""inches""") In article , Ann wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia 
#20




convert meters to feet/inches
On 2/15/2010 1:41 PM, David Biddulph wrote:
=INT(A1*1000/(25.4*12))&"'"&ROUND(MOD(A1*1000/25.4,12),2)&""""  David Biddulph matt wrote: One problem that I have while doing this is that I'd like the results to be more precise. I would like 12.35 meters to come out as 40' 6.25" I'd even like to have the ' and " instead of feet/inches. Is all that a possibility? Thanks for help. "sb1920alk" wrote: =CONVERT(VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(A1," feet",""))+VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(B1," inches",""))/12,"ft","m") "Ann" wrote: and if i was to reverse this formula? from feet and inches back to meters? if feet is in a1 and inches is in b1 thanks guys "JE McGimpsey" wrote: One way: =INT(CONVERT(A1,"m","ft"))& " feet, "& TEXT(MOD(CONVERT(A1,"m","in"), 12), "0 ""inches""") In , wrote: i'm trying to convert from meters to feet and inches (not just feet or not just inches). so if i have 2 meters, i want the result to read 6 feet, 2 inches for example not 6.x feet or 78 inches. here's the formula i have, which i can't get right. =CONVERT(2,"m","ft""in"). tia David's formula is precise, but it's going to show 6.22 inches rather than 6.25 inches. 6.22, of course, is the correct answer to two decimal places. The convert function only works between two units of measurement, not among three. Bill 
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