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Hi Tom

I have a number that has been rounded up as a result of using the following formula:

The number that appears in cell i7 is: 5.3

I then have a table of values

5.1    C3
5.2    C2
5.3    C1

The range is named (attain8)

I now write the following formula:


This formula returns #N/A.  Could you explain why?

Thanks in advance.



Let us say that 5.3 is in A5 and C1 is in B5

then in any cell put in   


if it says false, then A5 doesn't hold the value 5.3.   If 5.3 is calculated then you probably need include a round function on that formula.

So the simple answer is that I7 and A5 don't match.  Why that is, I can only guess.

If they don't match, then Vlookup will return #N/A since your fourth argument is False

Tom Ogilvy  
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