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    in one of the true false if statements i am trying to write, i want it to show <0.200
    and if $C$24=0.200 and my eqn looks like: "<"&$C$24 it spits out the answer as <.2 this is a real problem for me becuase i am a chemist and i need accuracy with sig figs. ive tried all the number formats, is there any other way this can be written, or am i missing something? PLEASE HELP!! THANX!!

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    Not sure if this is what you want, but try using custom format and enter "<" 0.000 for the cell where the answer is.
    Then remove the "<" from your formula.

    [ This Message was edited by: lenze on 2002-04-17 13:48 ]

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    Would just setting the number of decimal places be any use to you? (I know you said "sig fig")

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    On 2002-04-17 13:40, mandopolis wrote:
    in one of the true false if statements i am trying to write, i want it to show <0.200
    and if $C$24=0.200 and my eqn looks like: "<"&$C$24 it spits out the answer as <.2 this is a real problem for me becuase i am a chemist and i need accuracy with sig figs. ive tried all the number formats, is there any other way this can be written, or am i missing something? PLEASE HELP!! THANX!!
    what about:

    ="<"&TEXT($C$24,"0.000")
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    Format C24 as text
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    If you just want to see that it does equal 0.2000

    You could use the formula

    ="<"&text($C$24,"0.000000000000")

    This will give you as many decimals as you want (Subject to system limits)

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    see cell $C$24 is being multiplied by another cell, so i need 3 places to the right of the decimal no matter what the result, sorry for the miscommunication.

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    How about using:
    =FIXED($C$24,3)
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    Hi,

    With your raw data in A1 and the number of significant figures you desire in B1, try:

    =ROUND(A1,B1-1-INT(LOG10(ABS(A1))))

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