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I have four cells in excel that has the below drop values:

Cell A - Remote, Unlikely, Possible, Likely and Almost Certain

Cell B,C and D has the following values:
Insignificant, Minor, Moderate, Significant and Severe.

Every value is assigned 1 thro 5 numerical rating.

The user will select Cell A, then Cell B, C and D - I need to generate a consoidated output based on the selection.

For example,

Cell A - Possible (3)
Cell B-  Minor (2)
Cell C - Moderate (3)
Cell D - Moderate (3)

THe formula has to multiple Cell A to Cell B, Cell A to Cell C, Cell A to Cell D, determine which is greatest and display the value in Cell E.

Kindly help.

Answer
I've taken cell A as being A1, Cell B as A2, Cell C as A3 etc

=MAX(VLOOKUP(A2,Table2,2,FALSE),VLOOKUP(A3,Table2,2,FALSE),VLOOKUP(A4,Table2,2,FALSE))*VLOOKUP(A1,Table1,2,FALSE)

Table1 is a 2 cell by 5 cell array which contains the text values Remote, Unlikely, Possible, Likely and Almost Certain in the first column and the numeric in the second - table2 is a similar array but with the insignifican etc values in the first and the equivalent number in the second.
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