Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Was wondering if there is a way to create a formula that would randomly choose between 2 words (Winner and Loser), but Winner would show up 30% of the time and Loser would show up 70% of the time?
Solved by M. E. in 20 mins
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Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:23
Hello, I understand that you need help in generating a Winner or a Loser output based on a 30/70 split, right?
User 14/12/2017 - 04:23
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:24
Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question.
User 14/12/2017 - 04:24
sounds good
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:24
Okay, we can probably do this but it may not be exactly what you need because if we write this using plain formulas then we'll have to rely on the rand() or randbetween formulas which calculates EVERYTIME the sheets needs to calculate.
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:25
That includes updating any other cell.
User 14/12/2017 - 04:25
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:26
Please give me a few minutes.
User 14/12/2017 - 04:26
no problem!
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:29
A few more minutes.
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:32
Please download the spreadsheet to the right by clicking File then Download as XLS
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:32
It requires all 3 columns in order for the formual in E2 to work.
User 14/12/2017 - 04:33
Great. Thanks so much!
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:34
You are welcome. Note that the value of E2 will change everytime the sheet calculates.
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:34
Would there be anything else that I can help you with regards to the original question?
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:36
Alright, if you have no other questions regarding the original concern, I'd appreciate a 5-star rating if you think I deserve it. :)
Excelchat Expert 14/12/2017 - 04:36
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