# Excel - SUM Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I need a formula that can take a number (18) and know that it has to take the first 8 our of that 18 and multiply the straight time rate, the next 4 our of the 18 and multiply by overtime, and the next 6 out of that 18 and multiply by the double time rate. The hours will not always be 18 hours but that is gonna be the max hours. Sometimes it might only be 8 hours or 12 hours. However, i need it to sum up the total hours (8,4,6) and know what rates to multiply them by.
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Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 01:54
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Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 01:57
I understand that you want to calculate amount for 3 different shifts.
User 03/02/2018 - 02:01
Apoligies, i made a mistake. It is anything past 10 hours, needs to be miltiplied by the OT rate.
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:02
OK, No problem.
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:02
I am working on it, please be with me.
User 03/02/2018 - 02:03
Thank you very much
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:05
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:08
Are you there ?
User 03/02/2018 - 02:09
Yes! Thats great thank you so much!
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Thank you for visiting us!
User 03/02/2018 - 02:09
What if i have more questions. Is there a paid way to go about this type of help
User 03/02/2018 - 02:09
Or is it always 20 minutes free sessions?
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:10
Yes, if you have more question you can re-post.
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First session is free.
User 03/02/2018 - 02:10
Okay awesome thank you. I will review the site for getting more details
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User 03/02/2018 - 02:11
Okay, i have another question since i get a free extension.
User 03/02/2018 - 02:12
Standby please, i am going to get into a little more details with this same topic
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Sorry, it is company policy for single question per session.
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User 03/02/2018 - 02:13
My session shows 20 minutes left
User 03/02/2018 - 02:13
It said 1 free extension during beta period and i seleceted yes
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:14
No, it is 20 mins and extension is only if your original question not solved.
User 03/02/2018 - 02:14
Ohhhh i understand. Its the same formula, i just need to add a little to it because i did not explain myself the right way.
User 03/02/2018 - 02:15
Its okay if not.
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:16
Sessions are audited regularly, we have to stick to our company police otherwise termination of our contract is possible.
User 03/02/2018 - 02:17
Okay, can i just pay so we stay in this session?
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:17
You can re-post with the same file.
User 03/02/2018 - 02:18
Okay, how do i save what we have here already?
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:18
Go to File -> save as xlsx.
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:18
User 03/02/2018 - 02:18
Okay got it! Thank you!
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:19
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:19
User 03/02/2018 - 02:19
Yes of course
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:20
You can close session then repost.
Excelchat Expert 03/02/2018 - 02:20
Have a good day!

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