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Identifying Cells which add up to a desired result

Hi, I have a spreadsheet as follows
Column A
1 17 23 34 54 67 18 23 15 3
I would like a formula which identifies all cells either singly or together with a another cell which add up to say 18.

Thanks

Ronnie

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  • ronnie999 Sep 09, 2008

    Hi, Ok I will try to simplify it here.

    Row Column A Column B

    1 Type of Fruit

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

  • ronnie999 Sep 09, 2008

    Hi, Ok I will try and simplify it here



    Row Column A Column B

    1 Product Qnty

    2 Disks 285

    3 Scanners 256

    4 MO Disk 24

    5 Plasma 2,125

    6 Ext Storage 280

    7 laptop A 200

    8 Laptop B 80



    Problem: I need excel to tell me which cell or cells from B2 to B8 add up to the number 280.



    From a visual inspection I would say B3&B4, B6 and B7&B8. But I would like Excel to do this for me automatically.



    Thanks

    Ronnie999



























  • ronnie999 Sep 09, 2008

    Hi, Ok I will try and simplify it here

    Row Column A Column B
    1 Product Qnty
    2 Disks 285
    3 Scanners 256
    4 MO Disk 24
    5 Plasma 2,125
    6 Ext Storage 280
    7 laptop A 200
    8 Laptop B 80

    Problem: I need excel to tell me which cell or cells from B2 to B8 add up to the number 280.

    From a visual inspection I would say B3&B4, B6 and B7&B8. But I would like Excel to do this for me automatically.

    Thanks
    Ronnie999

  • ronnie999 Sep 09, 2008

    Hi, Would really really require some help on this. Thanks

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Hi

yes it can be done using if function.
example of how to use if function,
IF(A1=B1,C1,D1)
this wl print the value at C1 if value at A1 and B1 is equal else it wl print value at D1

You can try with this.
I too wl be trying and now for exact solution.

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I get your point. But thinking of it is kinda complicated. The formula I believe is a combination of Nesting IF and VLookup but its hard to do it. Better consult some excel pro or accountant to simplify what you want.

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Haven't used excel in a while. I would use the IF function to tell me if this and this adds up to 280

http://www.timeatlas.com/mos/5_Minute_Tips/General/Excel_Basics_and_the_IF_Function/

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What do you want to add up to 18? once I understand exactly what your trying to do I will be able to assist you further.
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Lee

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