We can use the excel **RANDBETWEEN function** to generate random numbers in excel. The steps below will walk through the process.

*Figure 1: Result of RANDBETWEEN function for Cells of Column D*

**General Formula**

**=RANDBETWEEN(bottom,top)**

- Bottom – This is the smallest random integer that will be returned by the
**RANDBETWEEN function**. It is the**lowest value**in the range. - Top – This is the largest random integer that will be returned by the
**RANDBETWEEN function**. It is the**highest value**in the range.

**Formula**

**=RANDBETWEEN(B4,C4)**

**Setting up the Data**

- We will set up the data by inputting the
**LEAST COST**and**HIGHEST COST**into**Column B**and**Column C**respectively **Column D**is where we want the formula to return the result for the**random numbers**

* Figure 2: Setting up the Data*

**Getting the Random Numbers**

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

**=RANDBETWEEN(B4,C4)**

- We will
**press the enter key**

* Figure 3: Result of RANDBETWEEN function for Cell D4*

- 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 RANDBETWEEN function for Cells of Column D*

**Notes**

- RANDBETWEEN function generates
**a new random number**if you click on an existing cell with the formula - RANDBETWEEN function generates
**a new random number**after every recalculation - To retain random numbers,
**press the F9 button**after using the RANDBETWEEN function in the cell.

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