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If cell b2 = 56 c3 needs to return A*
If cell b2 =50 c3 needs to return A and so on. How can I combine this into one formula

Solved by I. Y. in 22 mins

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Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:08

Welcome, Thanks for choosing Got It Pro-Excel. I can help you with that problem.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:09

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Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:09

Do you have sample data which we can use to illustrate how to solve this problem?

User
23/09/2018 - 02:09

not really, but I have the bandings

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:10

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:10

That is possible.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:10

But I need to have all the criteria.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:11

I have put some data in the online sheet.

User
23/09/2018 - 02:12

Column 1 is students name.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:12

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:12

Go ahead...

User
23/09/2018 - 02:12

Column 2 = Paper 1 total out of 30

User
23/09/2018 - 02:12

column c is grade

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:13

Go on...

User
23/09/2018 - 02:13

so if b2 = a value then c2 needs to issue another value

User
23/09/2018 - 02:13

28 =A*

User
23/09/2018 - 02:13

25=A

User
23/09/2018 - 02:13

21=B

User
23/09/2018 - 02:13

17=C

User
23/09/2018 - 02:13

14=D

User
23/09/2018 - 02:13

11=E

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:14

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:14

Is it possible you can give the ranges for the grade?

User
23/09/2018 - 02:14

I have. As above

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:14

For example, if a student gets 26, what grade is that?

User
23/09/2018 - 02:16

So the banding are up to the amount. i.e 25,26 &27 would all be an A

User
23/09/2018 - 02:16

But 28 would then be A*

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:17

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:17

Based on what you’ve shared, you need an IF function which will return a grade for a corresponding score for Paper1.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:17

Do you believe that will address your problem?

User
23/09/2018 - 02:18

yes, im just struggling to apply this as there are lots of criteria

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:18

I am creating a formula that will solve this problem. Will get back to you shortly.

User
23/09/2018 - 02:18

thanks

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:21

Thank you for your patience.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:21

We can use this formula:

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:21

=IF(B2>=28, "A*",IF(B2>=25, "A",IF(B2>=21, "B",IF(B2>=17, "C",IF(B2>=14, "D", "E")))))

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:21

Can you see the data I have put on the online sheet to your right?

User
23/09/2018 - 02:22

I cn, this looks great. The end bit to this is that there is paper 2, which I can copy the formula. The last bit is how to combine the 2 for an overall score with different bandings

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:23

Okay.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:23

We can help you solve that.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:23

Unfortunately we are allowed to solve one problem per session.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:24

Will you mind if you ask the question in a new chat?

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:24

We will provide you a formula for the combination for the 2 papers.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:24

Will that be okay with you?

User
23/09/2018 - 02:25

ok, just tested this in my spreadsheet. For some reason its populating the next row down, so if B2 is 25, its changing C3

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:26

You just need to copy the same formula.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:27

=IF(B2>=28, "A*",IF(B2>=25, "A",IF(B2>=21, "B",IF(B2>=17, "C",IF(B2>=14, "D", "E")))))

User
23/09/2018 - 02:27

I have

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:27

And then drag it down to the end of the range of your data.

User
23/09/2018 - 02:27

let me retry

User
23/09/2018 - 02:28

this now works!

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:28

Wow!

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:28

That is so good.

User
23/09/2018 - 02:29

how can we open up anoher chat to finalise my spreadshhet with the final formula?

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:29

You can just end the chat.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:29

And then start a new chat.

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:29

You can end it from your side.

User
23/09/2018 - 02:30

thanks very much for your help

Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:30

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Excelchat Expert
23/09/2018 - 02:30

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23/09/2018 - 02:31

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