We can use a nested formula that combines the **IF, AND,** and **OR functions **to test for multiple conditions. Here, we will test if a cell value fulfills **X OR Y** conditions and **Z CONDITION**. The steps below will walk through the process.

*Figure 1: Result of If Cell is “Science” or “Arts” and “A”*

**General Formula**

**= IF(AND(OR(x is True, y is True), z is True),value_if_True,value_if_False)**

The **TRUE Value** is returned **only if** the **X OR Y CRITERIA IS TRUE** and **Z IS ALSO TRUE**

**Formula**

**=IF(AND(OR(B4="Science",B4="Arts"),C4="A"),"Qualified","Unsuitable")**

**Setting up the Data**

**We will set up the data by inputting the Names of Recruits in Column A**- The
**discipline**of the recruits are placed in**Column B** - Their
**chances**of been hired are placed in**Column C**with assigned alphabets **Column D**is where we want the formula to return the result.**Qualified**signifies a**TRUE**value and**Unsuitable**is a**FALSE**value

* Figure 2: Setting up the Data*

**If Cell is “Science” or “Arts” and “A”**

- We will click on
**Cell D4** - We will insert the formula below into the cell

**=IF(AND(OR(B4="Science",B4="Arts"),C4="A"),"Qualified","Unsuitable")** - We will
**press the enter key**

* Figure 3: If Cell is “Science” or “Arts” and “A”*

- We will click on
**Cell D4**again - We will
**double-click**on the fill handle (**the small plus sign at the bottom right of Cell D4**) and drag down to copy the formula into the other cells

*Figure 4: Result of If Cell is “Science” or “Arts” and “A”*

**Explanation**

**=IF(AND(OR(B4="Science",B4="Arts"),C4="A"),"Qualified","Unsuitable")**

The **OR function** checks Cell B4 if it has either **science** or **arts** as its value. The **AND** function checks if Cell C4 has the value, **“A.” **The **IF function **returns the result as** Qualified **or **Unsuitable **if the criteria are met.

**Note**

- If we chose to only leave the inverted commas and remove
**“Unsuitable”**from the formula, we will have**empty cells**in the place of Unsuitable as the result. - If we remove the
**False value****(UNSUITABLE)**including the**inverted commas**, we will have**FALSE**in the place of**Unsuitable**as the result.

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