# Convert a series of numbers to a 1 to 5 scale relative to the highest and lowest

#### mazssj

##### New Member
I have a series of numbers ranging from 75 to 90 (as an example) and I want each of these numbers to converted or related to a scale of 1 to 5.
75 because it's the lowest value it should be an 1, 90 because it's highest value should be 5.

Thanks

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#### Ron Coderre

##### MrExcel MVP
With
A1: ...a number between 75 and 90, inclusive

This regular formula categorizes that number between 1 and 5
B1: =MAX(CEILING((A1-75)/3,1),1)

Is that something you can work with?

#### mazssj

##### New Member
Thank you for your response. Got me a bit close than I was earlier.

This is what I get using a random example, I don't want the values on B to be higher than 5.

#### Ron Coderre

##### MrExcel MVP
My apologies...You indicated that the numbers would be constrained between 75 and 90.
Try this regular formula:
=MIN(MAX(CEILING((A1-75)/3,1),1),5)

Does that help?

#### mazssj

##### New Member
My apologies...You indicated that the numbers would be constrained between 75 and 90.
Try this regular formula:
=MIN(MAX(CEILING((A1-75)/3,1),1),5)

Does that help?

Thats great, exactly what I needed. Thank you very much.

#### mazssj

##### New Member
Worked well for my first 4 series of numbers when I did the 5th series, I got this:

83 is the highest number and it should be an 5 not a 4.

#### Ron Coderre

##### MrExcel MVP
I'm guessing that what you *meant* to say, originally, is that you want to rank a series of numbers between the minumum and maximum values for that series, right?

Assuming that's correct, put this regular formula in B1 and copy it down as far as you need:
=IF(A1="","",MIN(MAX(CEILING((A1-MIN(A:A))/((MAX(A:A)-MIN(A:A))/5),1),1),5))

Does that help?

#### mazssj

##### New Member
I'm guessing that what you *meant* to say, originally, is that you want to rank a series of numbers between the minumum and maximum values for that series, right?

Assuming that's correct, put this regular formula in B1 and copy it down as far as you need:
=IF(A1="","",MIN(MAX(CEILING((A1-MIN(A:A))/((MAX(A:A)-MIN(A:A))/5),1),1),5))

Does that help?

Thats what I meant, not a native english speaker , sometimes I don't express myself properly

Worked now, thank you for your help.

#### Ron Coderre

##### MrExcel MVP

BTW: Your English is very good.

#### markmzz

##### MrExcel MVP
A small modification in Ron's formula:

Code:
``=IF(A1="","",CEILING((A1-MIN(A:A)+(A1=MIN(A:A)))/((MAX(A:A)-MIN(A:A))/5),1))``

Markmzz

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