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Could you help me by explaining the IF function?

Solved by G. L. in 24 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:09

Hello

User
08/10/2018 - 04:09

hello, im behind in school because i have a learning disability, so i dont learn as fast.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:09

Welcome to Excelchat, I see that your question is about IF formula

User
08/10/2018 - 04:09

yes

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:09

I can help you with that problem.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:09

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User
08/10/2018 - 04:09

ok

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:09

Let me ask you a couple of quick questions to make sure I fully understand your problem.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:09

You want to understand, how to use IF function?

User
08/10/2018 - 04:10

yes and what the arguments are

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:10

Can you see the preview on right?

User
08/10/2018 - 04:10

the blank worksheet?

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:10

Yes

User
08/10/2018 - 04:10

yes

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:11

Let me explain how IF function works.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:11

In Excel it has following syntax to follow;
=IF (logical_test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false])

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:11

3 parts to look at

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:11

logical test i.e .what we are testing.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:12

Suppose, we can to check if value in B2 is greater than 10 then return Yes, otherwise False.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:13

So logical test will be B2>10

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:13

Are you with me till now?

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:13

logical_test – It is logical comparison or condition that is tested as TRUE or FALSE.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:13

i think so i should have uploaded my work sheet

User
08/10/2018 - 04:13

i thought id be able to understand without it

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:14

Please share your file.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:14

and I will explain the IF function on your file.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:14

I need to know the the total cost for the package for the first client, including flight cost

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User
08/10/2018 - 04:15

well i need to know how it works as well

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:15

Ok. Please allow me a minute to check the file.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:15

no problems ill take notes

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:15

is this the complete statement of the quert?

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:15

query*

User
08/10/2018 - 04:16

i can give you the full statement

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:16

Please do so.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:16

Insert and If function in cell g7 to calculate the total cost

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:17

If function based on Flight Needed in Column D?

User
08/10/2018 - 04:17

of the package for the first customer. If the customer needs a flight, the total cost would be the package cost plus the flight

User
08/10/2018 - 04:18

sorry i hit send to fast

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:18

there should be more to this query.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:20

Inslet me re type

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:20

What if the customer does not needs a flight.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:21

then it is just the package

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:21

Ok

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:21

Please check this file.

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User
08/10/2018 - 04:21

but it does include the flight otherwise we would use the vlookup wouldnt we?

User
08/10/2018 - 04:22

yes that is the answer

User
08/10/2018 - 04:22

i need to understand how it works

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:22

Sure.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:22

the Function

User
08/10/2018 - 04:23

thank you!

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:23

Give me a sec.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:24

thanks

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:24

=IF(D7="YES",E7+F7,E7)

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:24

this is the formula I have used.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:24

Remember our sytax

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:25

=IF (logical_test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false])

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:25

Logical test in this formula is D7="YES" . We are asking it to check if D7 is YES that means the client needs a flight.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:26

ohhhhh

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:26

[value_if_true] is E7+F7. This means, if the logical test is true i.e. if D7 = Yes then it will add E7 and F7.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:26

i.e. package cost and flight cost.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:28

[value_if_false] is E7. This means if the the logical test is False i.e. If D7 is not equals to YES then it will just show the value of cell E7 i.e. Package Cost only.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:28

If/Then/Else.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:28

I learn better from reading so this is perfect. i cant concentrate on the lecture for more than 20 minutes at a time

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:28

If logical test is true THEN this Else that.

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:29

https://www.got-it.ai/solutions/excel-chat/excel-tutorial/if/how-to-use-if-function-excel

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:29

Please check this link, this will provide you each step by step explanation of IF function with example.

User
08/10/2018 - 04:29

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08/10/2018 - 04:30

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08/10/2018 - 04:30

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User
08/10/2018 - 04:30

yes.

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08/10/2018 - 04:30

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08/10/2018 - 04:30

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08/10/2018 - 04:30

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08/10/2018 - 04:31

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08/10/2018 - 04:31

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08/10/2018 - 04:31

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08/10/2018 - 04:31

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User
08/10/2018 - 04:31

great!

User
08/10/2018 - 04:31

i need to work work work on my assignments tommorrow

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08/10/2018 - 04:31

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User
08/10/2018 - 04:32

absolutely!

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08/10/2018 - 04:32

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08/10/2018 - 04:32

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User
08/10/2018 - 04:32

have a great day. and happy thanksgiving even if you dont celebrate lol

Excelchat Expert
08/10/2018 - 04:32

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User
08/10/2018 - 04:32

its thanksgiving here

User
08/10/2018 - 04:33

goodnight/day

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08/10/2018 - 04:33

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08/10/2018 - 04:33

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