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Im sorry I wasn't very clear. I would like to use a vlookup function to be able to return a letter representing each range that the value in table 1 represents. So for table 1 the first value is 0.34018 I would like to write a vlookup function that returns the letter representing that range which is B. for the second value in table 1 I would like the vlookup function to return the letter A because the number falls in the range A represents (0, 0.2]

Table 1
1    0.340180122
2    0.070161957
3    0.34460476
4    0.192905209
5    0.476292604
6    0.187060013
7    0.165919327

Table 2
name       bottom    top
A          0         0.2
B          0.2       0.4
C          0.4       0.6
D          0.6       0.8
E          0.8       1

rachel,

Assume Table 1 starts in A2 with the value 0.340180122

assume table 2 starts in M2
M2: A
N2: 0
O2: 0.2

In B2 I put this formula
=INDEX(\$M\$1:\$M\$6,SMALL(IF((\$A2>\$N\$2:\$N\$6)*(\$A2<=\$O\$2:\$O\$6),ROW(\$N\$2:\$N\$6)),1),1)

entered with Ctrl+shift+Enter rather than just enter since it is an array formula.

I then drag filled it down column B.

It returned the following result which appears to be correct:

0.340180122   B
0.070161957   A
0.34460476   B
0.192905209   A
0.476292604   C
0.187060013   A
0.165919327   A

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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