To have simple equations in a all in one formula

Fin Fang Foom

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Joined
Mar 20, 2005
Messages
598
Hi everyone,

I have another dilema. I dont want to use that helper column ( C ). I tried to have a all in one formula. Like:

=(SUM(B2:B28*1.2)/SUM(A2:A28))

But I get a vaule error. The correct answer is: 2644.338

Any ideas how to get the formula work above?
Book2
ABCD
1RateRate pcs per hour
22205.1123.06
32198.17118.902
42144.4686.676
52173.5104.1
62144.4686.676
72144.4686.676
8150.9361.116
92144.4686.676
102173.96104.376
11183.78100.536
126441.7388.346
131102.55123.06
146615.28123.056
152144.4686.676
162135.3481.204
172199.28119.568
181102.55123.06
19167.3680.832
20167.3680.832
216441.7388.346
222144.4686.676
232126.7276.032
248820.4123.06
258820.4123.06
261696072
272144.4686.676
281102.55123.06
292644.338#VALUE!
Sheet1
 

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almagg

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you were very close:

=SUM((B2:B28)*1.2/(A2:A28))

plus this is an array formula.
once you type in the cell you have to press:

CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

this will put brackets around the whole expression.
note: putting brackets manually does not do it.
 

ravishankar

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Joined
Feb 23, 2006
Messages
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HI
you can't have a formula that references the same cell (circular reference)
You can use a macro. It will overwrite col B. If that is OK, paste the following codes in the macro window ( alt f8)

Code:
x= cells(rows.count,1).end(xlUp).row
for a = 1 to x
cells(a,2) = cells(a,2)*1.2/cells(a,1)
next a
Try it on a copy of your data before you use it.
try =SUM(B2:B28)*1.2/SUM(A2:A28) to get the correct total.
Ravi
 

Fin Fang Foom

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Joined
Mar 20, 2005
Messages
598
you were very close:

=SUM((B2:B28)*1.2/(A2:A28))

plus this is an array formula.
once you type in the cell you have to press:

CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER

this will put brackets around the whole expression.
note: putting brackets manually does not do it.

Thank You almagg!
 

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