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in cell F3, write an IF function that inserts the value 0.08 if the client is located in Washington and the value 0 if the client is located elsewhere.

Solved by T. E. in 60 mins

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Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 06:55

Hi there!

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 06:55

Would you be able to tell me which cell has the client location in?

User
02/08/2018 - 06:56

I just need to know how do I go about doing this IF formula

User
02/08/2018 - 06:56

the location is in b3

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 06:57

Perfect. I can code the formula for you and paste it here and you can review it and try it on your sheet.

User
02/08/2018 - 06:57

ok thank you

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 06:58

Give this a try:

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 06:58

=if(B3="Washington",0.08,0)

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 06:58

Goes into F3

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 06:58

Basically the logic is stating exactly what you've described... if B3 = Washington, then put 0.08, and if not, put 0!

User
02/08/2018 - 07:01

ok thank you

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:01

Did it work for you?

User
02/08/2018 - 07:01

so now to multiply the discounted amount by the sales tax rate would I just do this

User
02/08/2018 - 07:02

b23*e3

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:03

Well I am not sure what is in cells B23 and E3.. but if it's the tax rate and the discounted amount then yes absolutely!

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:03

I can't see your file :)

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:03

But yeah the * definitely multiplies the cells.

User
02/08/2018 - 07:05

sorry I meant e3 is the discount amount and f3 is the tax rate

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:05

Oh so you'd do e3*f3 then

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:05

=e3*f3

User
02/08/2018 - 07:07

ok now I need to type a formula that uses a mathematical operator to calculate the amount due. and add discounted amount to taxes.

User
02/08/2018 - 07:07

amount due is h3

User
02/08/2018 - 07:07

discounted amount is e3

User
02/08/2018 - 07:08

taxes is g3

User
02/08/2018 - 07:09

so in cell h3 since it goes there would it just be =e3+g4

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:09

=e3+g3

User
02/08/2018 - 07:09

=e3+g3

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:09

You got it :)

User
02/08/2018 - 07:09

lol yea sorry got is mixed up

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:10

It's all good!

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:11

Just a heads up for next time if you ever need more help... we are only supposed to answer one question per session - I only say it just in case next time the person mentions it, you won't be surprised.

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:11

But it seems like you know what you're doing :)

User
02/08/2018 - 07:12

ok thank you so much though I am trying to do this thing for a class and Ive done this about 2 time and I kept getting it wrong I'm glad I found this thing and I hope I did do it write this time

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:13

I'm glad to help! Sounds like it's perfect to me.

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:27

I hope you have a great day and all the very best!

User
02/08/2018 - 07:29

lol I wish I could stay on here longer so I know I'm doing this all right

Excelchat Expert
02/08/2018 - 07:29

You can always open a new session and we will help you out! 24/7

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