excel formula...please...help..

cryptus

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i need to get the difference of two columns in numbers that will also fit in words or letters...


column a column b column c
robot rob ot

OR

column a column b column c

14 12 2


please help me..... thank you!
 

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Aladin Akyurek

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Try to fit

=IF(ISNUMBER(A1),A1-B1,IF(LEN(A1)>LEN(B1),SUBSTITUTE(A1,B1,""),SUBSTITUTE(B1,A1,"")))

to whatever your real problem is.
 

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