# Formula Help!

#### wazzaowl

##### New Member
Hi guys, newbie here.

I am creating a tote betting system for a race night we are having. I have managed to create all the necessary formulas. However I now need to create a column which tells me what odds you are getting for each horse. So I have got to the point where I have a column which states the return on a horse if £1 was to be staked. But how could I convert this into odds?

E.g.

Horse 1, £1 stake pays £5.60 including the stake.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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#### jac3130

##### Board Regular
Are you just wanting to show in the next column over the odds? For instance, if a horse earns you a total of 5.60 after putting 1.00 down, then the odds would be 5.60:1.00. If you want this displayed as odds and assuming the return (5.60) is in B1 and the amount wagered is in A1, it would be =CONCATENATE(B1,":",A1). If this isn't what you're looking for please explain further.

#### ukmikeb

##### Well-known Member
Hi

Welcome to the forum.

If your return is in C2 then in D2 :-
Code:
``=C2-1``

hth

#### wazzaowl

##### New Member
Are you just wanting to show in the next column over the odds? For instance, if a horse earns you a total of 5.60 after putting 1.00 down, then the odds would be 5.60:1.00. If you want this displayed as odds and assuming the return (5.60) is in B1 and the amount wagered is in A1, it would be =CONCATENATE(B1,":",A1). If this isn't what you're looking for please explain further.

Hi there thanks for the reply! Yeah that is sort of what I need, but say it was £4.50 paid from a £1 bet then I would want odds of 9/2, just like you would see in a UK bookie. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks

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