Shorten a number

rifpool

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How do I....

732 =7
745 = 7
702 = 7
855 = 8
945 = 9
1020 = 10

I want to drop the last 2 numbers.
 

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Norie

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If you want a formula try this.

=LEFT(A1, LEN(A1)-2)
 

rifpool

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Thanks people. All 3 solutions work just fine, thanks.

I'm not sure what exactly is the difference between my ending value coming from a formula or by being numeric?
 

PaddyD

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left(), being a text function, returns a text data item. this is going to choke some of the maths functions (e.g. sum() ). +0 coerces back to a number.

in general, better to find a mathematical route to the transformation if you can...
 

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