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# Excel/Index help

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I am trying to use the index and the match function.

Assume field E27 and F 27 with the values as shown below

=INDEX({"1","2","3","4","5","6","7","8","9","10"},MATCH(E27,{"Remote","Unlikely","Possible","Likely","Almost Certain"},FALSE)*MATCH(F27,{"Insignificant","Minor","Moderate","Significant","Severe"},FALSE))

If i click on "Remote" and the values in F27, it displays correctly 1,2,3,4,5

But, if i click the next one "Unlikely" and values in F27, it displays 2,4,6,8,10 - i would like it to display 6,7,8,9,10 (Pls note that i would like whatever i want to be displayed in place of 6 through 10 and not exactly the numbers 6 through 10)

Can you please let me know what should be modified so i get what i want?

INDEX = a range of values.
MATCH = finds a specific value in a range of values

INDEX/MATCH find a specific value in a range of values and return a value from a different range adjacent to the matched value.

Your question is unclear to me as are your examples.  I don't see how one formula could return a value of "1,2,3,4,5".
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