# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Clues to a 3-digit number: If you multiplied the mystery number by 100 the result would have a 4 in the ones place. There is a 2 in my number that is 11,000 the value of the 2 in 208.7 The mystery number has a 7 in the thousandths place.
Solved by F. C. in 27 mins
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Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:14
Helloo
User 10/11/2017 - 01:15
Hi
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:15
Is there any additional details available for this mystery?
User 10/11/2017 - 01:15
No
User 10/11/2017 - 01:16
The number is a decimal
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:17
you have any excel for this problem?
User 10/11/2017 - 01:19
kind of
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:19
can you share it?
User 10/11/2017 - 01:20
Well there is a 7 in the thousandths place
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:22
I'm not quite getting this.. is this an excel problem you have.. or a mathematical problem?
User 10/11/2017 - 01:23
My math teacher gave it to me for homework so I guess a mathematical problem
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:24
ohhh.. ok.. this help sessions are more for excel problem...
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:24
will give some try for solving.. this..
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:25
any further clue as how many digit after the decimal?
User 10/11/2017 - 01:26
It says the number is a 3 digit number so 3 digits behind the decimal
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:31
are you sure.. its 3 digit?.. b'cos as per the clue.. "The mystery number has a 7 in the thousandths place"...
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:31
so in that case it should be 4 digit..
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:33
i think the number is 0.247
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:34
Hello are you there
User 10/11/2017 - 01:35
yes
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:36
do you just need the number
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:36
0.247?
User 10/11/2017 - 01:37
Yes but does the result number of 0.247 times 100 have a 4 in the ones place
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:37
24.7
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:38
0.247 * 100 = 24.7... so 4 is in ones place..
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:38
7 in the thousandths place... in decimal system.. it is 3rd number after decimal
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:38
so remaining 2 will come 1st
User 10/11/2017 - 01:39
So your saying the result number us 0.247
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:39
s
User 10/11/2017 - 01:40
* Is
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:40
Yes
User 10/11/2017 - 01:41
Thanks for helping me
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:41
np..
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:41
is that all
User 10/11/2017 - 01:41
yes
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:41
please click on end sesion and leave a feedback
Excelchat Expert 10/11/2017 - 01:41
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