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# Excel/invalid references

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Hi Tom
I have written the following formula.

=if(and(c2<9,g2<9,countif(b2:ai2,"<9"=4),countif(b2:ai2,"<16)

It is trying to calculate the following:

If "C2 is less than 9 and G2 is less than 9 and the amount of scores between B2 and Ai2 is exactly 4 then count the amount of scores between B2 and Ai2 that is less than 16.

There is something wrong with the syntax.  Could you help me with this please?

Chris M

Christopher,

Here is one interpretation

=if(and(c2<9,g2<9,count(b2:ai2)=4),countif(b2:ai2,"<16"),"")

this says to show "" if either c2 or g2 are greater than 9 or there are more than or less than 4 numbers in the range B2:AI2.  If all those conditions are met, then it will count how many of those 4 numbers is less than 16.

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Tom Ogilvy
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