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Hi,

The table below starts from A1 to C17

Item          Qty    Price1
Mobile reader     1   2,400.00
Mobile reader    100   2,550.00
Mobile reader    200   2,700.00
Mobile reader    300   2,850.00
Mobile reader    500   3,000.00
Yoyo    1   12.00
Yoyo    20   15.00
Yoyo    40   40.00
Yoyo    50   60.00
Apple    1   10.00
Apple    15   15.00
Apple    20   18.00
Apple    25   21.00
Apple    40   24.00
Apple    50   27.00
Apple    100   40.00

Say, A20: Item, B20: Quantity

Can you please help me with a formula to determine an item with a specified quantity. For example, the price for Apple, Q=24 should be $18; Apple, Q=40 should be $24; etc.

Thanks again for your previous help.

Yu
Sydney

Answer
Yu,

I used this formula with your database (A1:C17) with the values you show for A20 and B20 to return the results you show.

Apple   24   returned 18
Apple   40   returned 24

=VLOOKUP($B20,OFFSET($A$1,MATCH($A20,$A$1:$A$17,0)-1,1,COUNTIF($A$1:$A$17,$A20),2),2,TRUE)

Format the cell with the formula as currency if you want to see $18.00 and $24.00

if you wanted to put your lookup values to the right of your data, then you could change the formula to refer to all of column A

F20:  Apple
G20:  24

H20: =VLOOKUP($G20,OFFSET($A$1,MATCH($F20,$A:$A,0)-1,1,COUNTIF($A:$A,$F20),2),2,TRUE)

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Tom Ogilvy


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Tom Ogilvy  
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