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# Excel/rewriting countif formula

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Hi Tom
I have two columns.  Column A lists the year group of students.  Column “M” lists their end of semester/term scores.  I am trying to write a formula that achieves this:  the number of students in year 11 that have a score equal to or more than -2.
Counting the number of students in year 11 is easy =COUNTIF(B1:B1000,"11")
Counting the number of of instances in column “M” that are less than or equal to -2 is again relatively easy =COUNTIF(M1:M1000,"">=-2)
Can I achieve a combination of both so that I only count the number of year 11 students who are equal to or more than -2?

Regards
Chris Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell,

As I recall you are using xl2007 or later, so you would use the new countifs function (note the "s" on the end.  This allows using multiple conditions to do the count.

=COUNTIFS(B1:B1000,"11",M1:M1000,">=-2")

that worked for me.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
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 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Thanks a bundle, Tom. You solution is similar to the other option I was exploring, dcount. Chris Mitchell

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