# Find Rank and Award accordingly

#### Robin_

##### New Member
Here we need to award each group as First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth according as the total marks they get in 4 exams. Addition of additional columns are not allowed. So, the Result column must contain words First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth as per the marks obtained by the respective group.

 Groups 1st Exam 2nd Exam 3rd Exam 4th Exam Result A 85 87 45 76 B 26 45 85 78 C 85 96 63 62 D 48 49 85 74 E 47 74 58 75

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#### Arithos

##### Well-known Member
Here we need to award each group as First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth according as the total marks they get in 4 exams. Addition of additional columns are not allowed. So, the Result column must contain words First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth as per the marks obtained by the respective group.

 Groups 1st Exam 2nd Exam 3rd Exam 4th Exam Result A 85 87 45 76 B 26 45 85 78 C 85 96 63 62 D 48 49 85 74 E 47 74 58 75

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Well, you asked for it, Paste this formula in cell F2, and drag down:

=IF(RANK(B2;B\$2:B\$6)=1;"First";IF(RANK(B2;B\$2:B\$6)=2;"Second";IF(RANK(B2;B\$2:B\$6)=3;"Third";IF(RANK(B2;B\$2:B\$6)=4;"Fourth";IF(RANK(B2;B\$2:B\$6)=5;"Fifth";"")))))&", "& IF(RANK(C2;C\$2:C\$6)=1;"First";IF(RANK(C2;C\$2:C\$6)=2;"Second";IF(RANK(C2;C\$2:C\$6)=3;"Third";IF(RANK(C2;C\$2:C\$6)=4;"Fourth";IF(RANK(C2;C\$2:C\$6)=5;"Fifth";"")))))&", "&IF(RANK(D2;D\$2:D\$6)=1;"First";IF(RANK(D2;D\$2:D\$6)=2;"Second";IF(RANK(D2;D\$2:D\$6)=3;"Third";IF(RANK(D2;D\$2:D\$6)=4;"Fourth";IF(RANK(D2;D\$2:D\$6)=5;"Fifth";"")))))&", "& IF(RANK(E2;E\$2:E\$6)=1;"First";IF(RANK(E2;E\$2:E\$6)=2;"Second";IF(RANK(E2;E\$2:E\$6)=3;"Third";IF(RANK(E2;E\$2:E\$6)=4;"Fourth";IF(RANK(E2;E\$2:E\$6)=5;"Fifth";"")))))

Will yied the results:
 First, Second, Fifth, Second Fifth, Fifth, First, First First, First, Third, Fifth Third, Fourth, First, Fourth Fourth, Third, Fourth, Third

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One issue is when they have the same scores, then they will get the same notation "First", however, "second place" first score after the top 2, will yield third, not Second. This is okay?

If you are NA, then replace the "dividers" within the formula with "," instead of ";" as I am using

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#### Robin_

##### New Member
I think, I became unable to make you understand. I don't need those many Firsts and Seconds.....
I will make you clear.

Suppose we have an additional column in between 4th Exam and Result named Total

Then that total column contains... numbers
 293 234 306 256 254

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Now, we need to award the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth based on the total. Now, at the end the Result column should look like
 Second Fifth First Third Fourth

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If we are allowed to add a column Total like this, then it is not a big deal for me. But, we are not allowed to add any additional column.
I hope, I made you clear.

Thank you.

#### Arithos

##### Well-known Member
I think, I became unable to make you understand. I don't need those many Firsts and Seconds.....
I will make you clear.

Suppose we have an additional column in between 4th Exam and Result named Total

Then that total column contains... numbers
 293 234 306 256 254

<tbody>
</tbody>
Now, we need to award the First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth based on the total. Now, at the end the Result column should look like
 Second Fifth First Third Fourth

<tbody>
</tbody>

If we are allowed to add a column Total like this, then it is not a big deal for me. But, we are not allowed to add any additional column.
I hope, I made you clear.

Thank you.

Well, you did make it clear now -.-
Alot easier like this.. Give me a sec Last edited:

#### XOR LX

##### Well-known Member
Hi,

Perhaps this, in F2:

=MATCH(SUM(B2:E2),LARGE(MMULT(\$B\$2:\$E\$6,TRANSPOSE(N(INDEX(COLUMN(\$B\$2:\$E\$6),,)))^0),N(INDEX(ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&ROWS(\$B\$2:\$E\$6))),,))),0)

Note that ties will be given precisely the same rank. For example, if Groups A and C had the same totals, the results would be, from top to bottom: 1, 5, 1, 3, 4.

This is one of the standard ranking systems. Please say if you would prefer an alternative system to deal with ties.

Regards

#### Robin_

##### New Member
Still unsatisfied.

I need words than ranked numbers. Looking around the formula, I don't think, I can manage to insert any if condition or any function to convert those numbers into words.

#### XOR LX

##### Well-known Member
Still unsatisfied.

I need words than ranked numbers. Looking around the formula, I don't think, I can manage to insert any if condition or any function to convert those numbers into words.

Will there only ever be 5 entries to rank? It might well require VBA if not, since there is no decent shorthand method to tell Excel to return e.g. Seventy-First, etc.

Also, you didn't say whether the tie-break system was satisfactory.

I might also ask if there can ever be any empty cells within your range, as the formula would need a small adjustment if that were the case.

#### Arithos

##### Well-known Member
Will there only ever be 5 entries to rank? It might well require VBA if not, since there is no decent shorthand method to tell Excel to return e.g. Seventy-First, etc.

Also, you didn't say whether the tie-break system was satisfactory.

I might also ask if there can ever be any empty cells within your range, as the formula would need a small adjustment if that were the case.

He wants it like this:
 A Second B Fifth C First D Third E Fourth

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Without a "helping" column

And I would use VBA for this. Unless he has an assignement that requires him to report a formula

I use: =CHOOSE(MATCH(RANK(SUM(B2:E2);F\$2:F\$6);{1;2;3;4;5});"First";"Second";"Third";"Fourth";"Fifth")

where F is sum of rows, I thought it would be simple to implement SUM() intor rank "ref" area, but it was not.. Do you know how?

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#### MickG

##### MrExcel MVP
Try this:-
NB:- The code will match duplicate Totals as equal places, where appropriate.

Code:
``````[COLOR=Navy]Sub[/COLOR] MG29Aug56
[COLOR=Navy]Dim[/COLOR] Rng             [COLOR=Navy]As[/COLOR] Range
[COLOR=Navy]Dim[/COLOR] Dn              [COLOR=Navy]As[/COLOR] Range
[COLOR=Navy]Dim[/COLOR] n               [COLOR=Navy]As[/COLOR] [COLOR=Navy]Integer[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Navy]Dim[/COLOR] Tot             [COLOR=Navy]As[/COLOR] Double
[COLOR=Navy]Dim[/COLOR] K               [COLOR=Navy]As[/COLOR] Variant
[COLOR=Navy]Dim[/COLOR] oWds            [COLOR=Navy]As[/COLOR] Variant
[COLOR=Navy]Set[/COLOR] Rng = Range(Range("A2"), Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
[COLOR=Navy]With[/COLOR] CreateObject("scripting.dictionary")
.CompareMode = vbTextCompare
[COLOR=Navy]For[/COLOR] [COLOR=Navy]Each[/COLOR] Dn [COLOR=Navy]In[/COLOR] Rng
Tot = Application.Sum(Dn.Offset(, 1).Resize(, 4).Value)
[COLOR=Navy]If[/COLOR] Not .Exists(Tot) [COLOR=Navy]Then[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Navy]Else[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Navy]Set[/COLOR] .Item(Tot) = Union(.Item(Tot), Dn)
[COLOR=Navy]End[/COLOR] If
[COLOR=Navy]Next[/COLOR]
oWds = Array("First", "Second", "Third", "Fourth", "Fifth")
[COLOR=Navy]For[/COLOR] n = 1 To 5
[COLOR=Navy]If[/COLOR] .Item(Application.Large(.keys(), n)) > 1 [COLOR=Navy]Then[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Navy]For[/COLOR] [COLOR=Navy]Each[/COLOR] Dn [COLOR=Navy]In[/COLOR] .Item(Application.Large(.keys(), n))
.Item(Application.Large(.keys(), n)).Offset(, 5) = oWds(n - 1)
[COLOR=Navy]Next[/COLOR] Dn
[COLOR=Navy]Else[/COLOR]
.Item(Application.Large(.keys(), n)).Offset(, 5) = oWds(n - 1)
[COLOR=Navy]End[/COLOR] If
[COLOR=Navy]Next[/COLOR] n
[COLOR=Navy]End[/COLOR] [COLOR=Navy]With[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Navy]End[/COLOR] [COLOR=Navy]Sub[/COLOR]``````
Regards Mick

#### XOR LX

##### Well-known Member
He wants it like this:
 A Second B Fifth C First D Third E Fourth

<tbody>
</tbody>

Without a "helping" column

And I would use VBA for this. Unless he has an assignement that requires him to report a formula

I use: =CHOOSE(MATCH(RANK(SUM(B2:E2);F\$2:F\$6);{1;2;3;4;5});"First";"Second";"Third";"Fourth";"Fifth")

where F is sum of rows, I thought it would be simple to implement SUM() intor rank "ref" area, but it was not.. Do you know how?

I know. And my formula can be adapted to give the actual words quite easily, without the need for a helper column.

I just need to know first if the data is fixed at 5 rows. It's all very well adding in a few text values to a formula, though it would soon become unfeasible if we were looking at ranking up to e.g. "fiftieth".

Regards

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