# Calculating Variances

#### Dronski

##### New Member
I have a formula of which one or both of the reference cells will sometimes result in a \$0.00 value, ex, (AF2-AH2)/ABS(AH2).

In which case If AH2 is 0.00 then I want the result to be the absolute of AF2 .

If AF2 is 0.00 then it will be a result of the absoute of AH2 in a negative value.

Can anyone help me with this?

### Excel Facts

Select range. Press Ctrl+1. On Number tab, choose Custom. Type Alt+7 then space then @ sign (using 7 on numeric keypad)

#### SydneyGeek

##### MrExcel MVP
Try:

=IF(AH2=0,ABS(AF2),IF(AF2=0,-ABS(AH2),(AF2-AH2)/ABS(AH2)))

Denis

#### Dronski

##### New Member
Thanks Denis I will try that.

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