using a symbol preceding a number to = 1/2 the number value

Joe1017

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Is there a way to use a symbol < in excel preceding a number to equal half of that number's value?
Example: <1+<2=1.5
.5+1=1.5
 

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Scott Huish

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Sure, with this UDF:

Code:
Function EvalAsHalf(r As String)
EvalAsHalf = Evaluate(Replace(r, "<", ".5*"))
End Function

<b>Sheet1</b><br /><br /><table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="font-family:Calibri,Arial; font-size:11pt; background-color:#ffffff; padding-left:2pt; padding-right:2pt; "> <colgroup><col style="font-weight:bold; width:30px; " /><col style="width:64px;" /><col style="width:64px;" /></colgroup><tr style="background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; font-weight:bold; font-size:8pt; "><td > </td><td >A</td><td >B</td></tr><tr style="height:18px ;" ><td style="font-size:8pt; background-color:#cacaca; text-align:center; " >1</td><td ><1+<2</td><td style="text-align:right; ">1.5</td></tr></table><br /><table style="font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt; border-style: groove ;border-color:#00ff00;background-color:#fffcf9; color:#000000; "><tr><td ><b>Spreadsheet Formulas</b></td></tr><tr><td ><table border = "1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" style="font-family:Arial; font-size:9pt;"><tr style="background-color:#cacaca; font-size:10pt;"><td >Cell</td><td >Formula</td></tr><tr><td >B1</td><td >=EvalAsHalf(A1)</td></tr></table></td></tr></table> <br /><br />
 

Joe1017

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I NEED A FORMULA THAT WILL RECOGNIZE THE < SYMBOL HERE IS A PICTURE. file:///C:/Users/Joe/Downloads/Screenshot_20160314-190955.webp
 

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I NEED A FORMULA THAT WILL RECOGNIZE THE < SYMBOL HERE IS A PICTURE. file:///C:/Users/Joe/Downloads/Screenshot_20160314-190955.webp

Hi,

That is a link to YOUR computer hard drive, unless you also post your street address, no one will be able to see it. You need to upload to a file server.

If the cell in question contains only one value, then:

<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #DAE7F5" /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;text-align: center;color: #161120"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #161120;text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";"><2568</td><td style="text-align: right;;">1284</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #BBB;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">Sheet1</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: #FFFFFF" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: #FFFFFF;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #BBB"><thead><tr style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: #DAE7F5;color: #161120">B1</th><td style="text-align:left">=IF(<font color="Blue">LEFT(<font color="Red">A1,1</font>)="<",RIGHT(<font color="Red">A1,LEN(<font color="Green">A1</font>)-1</font>)/2,""</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 

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=SUM(IF(LEFT(D2:D29)="<",MID(D2:D29,2,255)*0.5,D2:D29))

Confirm with CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER rather than just Enter
 

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