[mso] Re: Formula Assistance Excel 2000

I figured it out (at least it seems to pass the initial litmus test.  May 
have been a problem in my original explanation, which had me confused.  
Here is how I did it.  Took the file home, which I normally don't like to 
do as work is work and home is home.  Went into my office, turned on the 
AC cooled down and cleared my head (that was the important part).  Then I 
knew Linda had started me on the right track, but I got to the point where 
I couldn't even think about it.  With a clear head and cool body 
(temperature wise) I came up with this formula based on the formula Linda 
provided (Thank You).

=IF(E2+(E2*0.2)<P2,(E2+(E2*0.2)),IF(E2-(E2*0.2)>P2,(E2-(E2*0.2)),""))

It seems to work fine with initial testing.
Thanks
Don  

-----Original Message-----


Thanks:
It works great if it is 20% high or 20% low but if it is in-between, it is 
adding 20% instead of just returning nothing.  Cannot figure out why.  
Here is my formula which I had to make a minor change to get it to 
calculate properly.

=IF(P2+(P2*0.2)>E2,(E2+(E2*0.2)),IF(P2-(P2*0.2)<E2,(E2-(E2*0.2)),""))

If I can get it to understand that area between 20% high and 20% low so it 
doesn't return a figure it will be perfect.
Thanks Again
Don

-----Original Message-----


Hi Don.....I'm doing this from my head without Excel so it *might* need a
parentheses or two...but I think it's ok, LOL

Try this:

=IF(P2+(P2*0.2)>E2,(P2+(E2*0.2)),IF(P2-(P2*0.2)<E2,(P2-(E2*0.2)),""))

Linda
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-----Original Message-----
From: mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Donald Smith
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 1:42 PM
To: mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [mso] Formula Assistance Excel 2000


I can complete part of the formula but I can't get the whole thing to 
work, so I am looking for assistance, here is what I need:

IF P2+20%>E2 THEN P2=E2+20%
OR
IF P2-20%<E2 THEN P2=E2-20%
ELSE THERE IS NO RESULT IF IT MEETS NEITHER CONDITION.

Thanks
Don


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