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For the world cup 5 of us have done score predictions for all of the group stage games. If the correct result is predicted ie a draw then 1 point is given and if the correct score is predicted then 3 points is given.
I have got the predictions in a table on excel and I am trying to get a formula which will automatically calculate.

Solved by K. L. in 26 mins

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Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:46

Hello, I understand that you would like to assign scores depending on the result of your prediction for the World Cup, right?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:46

yes please

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:47

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User
15/06/2018 - 09:47

that's fine thanks

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:47

Go on with the sample data please.

User
15/06/2018 - 09:47

that was yesterdays results

User
15/06/2018 - 09:48

for the people who correctly guessed a win but the incorrect score 1 point

User
15/06/2018 - 09:48

but 3 if they had guessed 5-0

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:48

So row 2 are the players?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:48

yes

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:48

Row 3 are the predictions. H3, is the actual score?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:48

correct

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:48

Is that the Russia, Saudi game?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:48

yes

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:49

Okay, can you give me a sample output?

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:49

For instance, how much points does player 1 get?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:49

player 1 2 and 3 guessed correct result but wrong score so should get 1 point

User
15/06/2018 - 09:49

if they had got 5-0 correct would be 3 points

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:49

I see.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:50

Incorrect prediction has no penalty but they don't get any points either?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:50

I could do the formula for the one game just didn't know how to make it for different results ie draw

User
15/06/2018 - 09:50

yes that right

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:50

So only 0,1 or 3 points are allowed?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:50

yes

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:50

Where do you want the result to be placed?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:50

column g

User
15/06/2018 - 09:50

row 3

User
15/06/2018 - 09:51

sorry no

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:51

I'm not sure how to fit all 5 player scores in one column though.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:51

:)

User
15/06/2018 - 09:51

from column I-m

User
15/06/2018 - 09:51

adjacent to the scores

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:51

Do you think we can redesign the entire sheet?

User
15/06/2018 - 09:51

of course

User
15/06/2018 - 09:52

whatecer you think is best

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:52

The reason I'm asking is because writing 1-0 isn't really very helpful for Excel.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:52

Excel can't calculate that properly as that is considered a text and not a numerical value.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:52

We can, extract the scores but I think writing the scores in 2 different cells would be easier to maintain.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:52

Give me a few minutes. I'll think of something.

User
15/06/2018 - 09:53

okay cool thanks

User
15/06/2018 - 09:56

ah I see now

User
15/06/2018 - 09:56

carry on but I see

User
15/06/2018 - 09:56

nice

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 09:56

Alright, just thinking about the best way to calculate.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:01

Please extend the session once prompted.

User
15/06/2018 - 10:01

ok

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:08

I think that should do it.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:08

Correctly guessing the outcome yields 1 point. Correctly guessing the cores, yields 3 points.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:08

Everything else gets 0.

User
15/06/2018 - 10:09

that's great thanks

User
15/06/2018 - 10:09

is there a way to save the sheet?

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:09

You can disregard the "Draw" in the formula s that will never happen.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:10

I just removed it. And yes, you can download the sheet using File > Download as Excel.

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:10

You can download this file as well.

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
15/06/2018 - 10:10

i just tried that but it doesn't seem to be working

User
15/06/2018 - 10:11

okay cool that worked

User
15/06/2018 - 10:11

that's great thanks so much for your help

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:11

Glad to have helped!

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:11

Would there be anything else that I can help you with regards to the original question?

User
15/06/2018 - 10:11

no that's all thanks

Excelchat Expert
15/06/2018 - 10:11

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15/06/2018 - 10:11

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15/06/2018 - 10:11

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User
15/06/2018 - 10:12

of course no problem

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15/06/2018 - 10:12

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User
15/06/2018 - 10:12

thanks

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