# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I need help with an IF statement in Excel. I work for a youth hockey organization and I have the scores of the recent games. A win of more than 5 goals or a loss of more than 5 goals is called a 'blowout' game. How can I write a formula to say if a value in a cell is >5 or <5, return the value of 1 so that I can simply count the number of 'blowout' games? If the answer does not meet criteria return the value of 0.
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Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:29
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User 20/09/2017 - 08:29
I can write the formula for the >5 and the <5 but I cannot seem to combine into one formula.
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:30
No worries I'll write it for yo
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:30
*you
User 20/09/2017 - 08:30
THANK YOU!
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:30
would you please me give a moment to solve your problem?
User 20/09/2017 - 08:30
sure
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Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:31
You need formula if value is greater than or less than 5 it should return 1?
User 20/09/2017 - 08:31
yes
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:32
OK
User 20/09/2017 - 08:32
otherwise return 0
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:32
Otherwise means ?
User 20/09/2017 - 08:32
if not >5 or <5 return 0 in the formula
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:33
Greater than 5 are all values greater than five & less than means 0-5, than what may be other value?
User 20/09/2017 - 08:34
correct
User 20/09/2017 - 08:34
0,1,2,3,4 and 5 would return 0
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:34
Please explain than?
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:34
OK
User 20/09/2017 - 08:34
a score of 9-2 is a difference of 7
User 20/09/2017 - 08:34
I call that delta of 7 a blowout game because it's >5
User 20/09/2017 - 08:34
a score of 2-1 is not, delta is only 1
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:37
=IF(A1>5,1,IF(A1=5,0,IF(A1<5,0)))
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:37
I think this is you need
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:37
Please verify or clarify?
User 20/09/2017 - 08:37
let me try it on a sample set of scores
User 20/09/2017 - 08:37
one second
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:37
Yes please
User 20/09/2017 - 08:41
a value of -9 did not work properly
User 20/09/2017 - 08:41
came back as 0
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:41
OK
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:41
You need that -9 should give 1?
User 20/09/2017 - 08:41
yes
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:42
Others are good?
User 20/09/2017 - 08:42
I think I fixed the end of the formula
User 20/09/2017 - 08:42
let me see what the number 1 brings back
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:42
Yes please
User 20/09/2017 - 08:43
=IF(A1>5,1,IF(A1=5,0,IF(A1<5,0))) the value of 2 does not come back as 0
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:43
One minute
User 20/09/2017 - 08:43
0.1.2.3.4 and 5 should all come back as 0
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:43
Here its giving 0
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:44
For my sheet its giving 0 for all 0,1,2,3,4,5
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:44
Can you see here on google sheets?
User 20/09/2017 - 08:44
send me the formula one more time please
User 20/09/2017 - 08:44
It might be me
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:45
Have you seen please?
Excelchat Expert 20/09/2017 - 08:45
=IF(A1>5,1,IF(A1=5,0,IF(A1<5,0)))

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