# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I want to express any number with a fraction to roundup to the nearest 1/3, 2/3 or 1. Example: 121.001- 121.333= 121 1/3 121.334- 121.666= 121 2/3 121.667- 121.999= 122 OR IF CELL A1= 131.001- 131.333 THEN RETURN 131 1/3 IF CELL A1= 131.334- 131.666 THEN RETURN 131 2/3 IF CELL A1= 131.667- 131.999 THEN RETURN 132
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User 10/12/2017 - 05:39
ok
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:40
User 10/12/2017 - 05:41
WANT TO TAKE ANY NUMBER WITH A DECIMAL AND ROUNDUP TO THE NEAREST 1/3, 2/3 OR 1
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:43
okay
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:43
one moment plz
User 10/12/2017 - 05:43
ok
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:47
Looks like a case of conditional formatting, .i.e, the cells format should be set to fraction first..and the scope to be chosen as 1/3, 2/3,1..based on the rounded values
User 10/12/2017 - 05:48
IF CELL A1= 131.001- 131.333 THEN RETURN 131 1/3
User 10/12/2017 - 05:48
IF CELL A1= 131.334- 131.666 THEN RETURN 131 2/3
User 10/12/2017 - 05:49
IF CELL A1= 131.667- 131.999 THEN RETURN 132
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:51
oka,one moment plz.
User 10/12/2017 - 05:51
oK
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:58
Ok, thanks for your time. This can be done using a formula and a reference column
User 10/12/2017 - 05:58
COOL
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:58
For ex, select a number say like 324.75
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:59
I'll type it up in my input column A as u see
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 05:59
I will take my output column as column E
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:00
Now,as we know. that output has to be in fractions of 1/3,2/3 and 1,lets set thye data type of column E as a fraction.
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:02
this can be done by home>number>fraction
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:02
clear till here??
User 10/12/2017 - 06:02
YES
User 10/12/2017 - 06:03
YES
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:03
Now, based on the value after the decimal point,the rounding fraction has to constrained to (1/3 or 2/3 or 1)
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:04
So,first get that decimal part seperately and print that in column B
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:04
this can be done by using =trunc function as written in B2 cell
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:04
=A1-TRUNC(A1)
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:04
Clear??
User 10/12/2017 - 06:04
YES
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:05
Now,lets write a nested if function for this value and set the respective outputs as we required.
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:06
and print it in next column.
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:06
I will now write the formula for that
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:10
=IF(0.001<A1<0.333,1/3,IF(0.333<A1<0.666,2/3,IF(0.666<A1<0.999,1,0)))
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:11
in this formula, what we did is constraint the outputs based on value of this decima
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:11
clear?
User 10/12/2017 - 06:11
YES, VERY COOL
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:13
Now,we get the output as 1/3or 2/3 or 1 or 0, depending on the values in B2
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:13
Now,we get the output as 1/3or 2/3 or 1 or 0, depending on the values in B2
User 10/12/2017 - 06:14
YES, I SEE
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:14
so, for the final answe, we simply add the decimal value and this fraction value in cell c1
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:15
Now we set the format of E to fraction already
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:15
so by using function =sum(trunc(a1),c1), you can get the required output printed
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:16
clear??
User 10/12/2017 - 06:16
YES, LET ME WRITE THAT DOWN
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:16
Sure,go ahead and let me know.
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:17
there is also a direct formula. I will share that too. I gave this method so that u get clarity on the logic
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:24
Dear user, did it work?
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:24
User 10/12/2017 - 06:24
OK
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:25
=IF(B1<0.333,1/3,IF(B1<0.666,2/3,IF(B1<0.999,1,0)))
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:25
Did you enter this formula?
User 10/12/2017 - 06:26
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:26
The formula in C1
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:26
yes
User 10/12/2017 - 06:26
AND NOW IT CORRECTLY DISPLAYED 1
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:27
Oh, I was unawaere of that, may the networ issue made some delay in updating the formula Ive written after a correction some minutes ago
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:28
to assure you, the formula is as follows
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:28
=IF(B1<0.333,1/3,IF(B1<0.666,2/3,IF(B1<0.999,1,0)))
User 10/12/2017 - 06:28
YES, i HAVE THAT
User 10/12/2017 - 06:29
BUT HOW DO i GET 324.75 TO RETURN 325?
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:29
Now,in cell.E, please check the formula
User 10/12/2017 - 06:30
OK, BEAUTIFUL!
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:30
make sure that the column E is set to fraction by,.....home>number>fraction
User 10/12/2017 - 06:30
is THERE A WAY i CAN SAVE THIS SHEET?
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:30
User 10/12/2017 - 06:31
yes,
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:31
Great, I can send you an excel attachment with these formulas in blank sheet for you to save.
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:31
Do I?
User 10/12/2017 - 06:31
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:32
sure, one moment plz
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:35
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:36
you can also use this direct formula for the same,by setting column to fraction
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:36
=roundup((a1-int(a1))*3,0)/3
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:37
Is there anything else I can help with???
User 10/12/2017 - 06:37
NO, GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, NOW I CAN CREATE MY SPREADSHEET
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:38
Youre welcome have a great day
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:38
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:38
Thanks for choosing got it pro
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:38
Have a great day
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:38
Thankyou!
User 10/12/2017 - 06:39
THANK YOU!
Excelchat Expert 10/12/2017 - 06:39
My pleasure.

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