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# Excel/If formula

Question
I'm trying to reduce costs over 3 years, 1 reduction each year, by reducing 4 different expense items in order, until I reach my goal. can you help me with a formula.
IF A-B>O, SUBTRACT BALANCE FROM C,
IF C>0, SUBTRACT BALANCE FROM D,
IF D>0, SUBTRACT BALANCE FROM E,
IF E>0, sUBTRACT BALANCE FROM F

TABLE; A=CURRENT COST, B=TARGET, C,D,E,AND F ARE EXPENSES THAT WILL NEED TO BE REDUCED IN THAT ORDER AS NEEDED.

Tom

I am not quite understanding how or where you want the result to appear.
For example---Do you want year 1 reduction to appear on a line, with year 2 on the next line etc.  Since you want to spread this over three years, do you want to spread the reduction necessary over the three years evenly, etc. etc using what is available in each expense category and then partially the remaining, etc.  As you can see there may be multiple ways of approaching it.  Give me some more information please.

Richard
Florida
USA
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#### Richard Roberts

##### Expertise

Can assist you in most areas of Excel, have been working with it for about 15 years in many types of applications, but primarily in financial and accounting applications. I am a CPA and many client or client problems have necessitated the use of excel. I am not an expert in charting, macros, or pivot tables.

##### Experience

Have been working with Excel for about 20 years primarily in accounting and financial areas.

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BA, Certified Public Accountant