# Excel/formula syntax

Question
Hi Tom
I have written the following formula into a cell.  However, any number over 0.1 produces “1”.  So, if cell B17 contains 1.9 the number “1” is returned instead of the desired “7”.  Could explain what I have done wrong, please?

Chris
=IF(B17>=0.1,1,IF(B17>=0.3,2,IF(B17>=0.6,3,IF(B17>=0.9,4,IF(B17>=1.2,5,IF(B17>=1.5,6,IF(B17>=1.8,7,IF(B17>=2,8,""))))))))

Christopher Mitchell,

you first condition is   B17>=0.1    so as you say a number like 3 is going to meet that condition.  You need to cull out values as you go along.  So you first condition should be

=if(B17>=2,8,if(B17>=1.8,7,if(B17>=1.5,6

So when it does the first check, anything above or = 2 will trigger there.  Anything that gets to the second check is less than 2 and to the third check is less than 1.8 and so forth.  so you just need to reverse the order of your comparisons.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy
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 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Thank you very much. Chris

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