Question about Microsoft Excel 2003 (06503995)

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A bit late but a solution for those who have a similar problem. Could also be the first step in understanding how to use Functions!

Create an input cell (cell a for the demonstration) and an output cell (cell b for the demonstration). These cells will have actual references like A11 or C23 etc.

Enter the total hours worked (eg 54).

Create some data manipulation cells out to the right where you can later Hide the Columns (for neatness) (cells c and d for the demonstration).

In the output cell (cell b) write =if("cell a"<=40,cell c,cell d).

In "cell c" write =cell a*Standard Rate (where cell a is the hours input cell reference and Standard Rate is the hourly rate without Overtime).

In cell d write =sum(40*Standard Rate)+sum((cell a-40)*Overtime Rate))

Note: Standard Rate and Overtime Rate can be separate input cells (where you can enter the Hourly rates for standard and overtime hours) to make future calculations easier when these rates change. Note: In the formula you will use cell references to these input cells rather than the dollar amount.

This will give you a total of dollars earned for any hours input.

You could split the standard and overtime dollars up into 2 cells to get a breakdown of costs if you required and then combine these to get the total (as above).

The trick here is NOT to attempt a single complex formula to do the calculation.

Use as many steps as you need to keep it simple in your mind (eg 2+3=5 is much easier to understand than ((((7*6)+2)/(8118/369)+(125/(5*5))=5. Each of the steps in this complex calculation can be broken down into simple Arithmetic formulas (eg (5*5) represents 5x5=25) and then the result can be used in another simple calculation as a cell reference and then that result can be used in a simple calculation as a cell reference and so on. I use cells out to the right of the workspace so that I can Hide the Columns for neatness and easy retrieval for later amendments.

Hope this helps someone.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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If I understand correctly, you want to figure the normal wages at 40 hours and less. If there is more then 40 hours, calculate the normal 40 hours, then calculate the hours overtime (time and a half) and add them to get a total.

B5 columns are filled with this:

=IF(A5>$B$1,($B$2*$B$1)+((A5-$B$1)*($B$3)),A5*$B$2)

NOTE: The $ sign doesn't refer to money, it refers to an absolute reference so when copying a formula, the cell references with a $ sign are fixed and don't adjust according to the relative position to where it's being pasted.

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Posted on Dec 15, 2007

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Download an excel template from here.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/results.aspx?qu=+write+an+argument+to+calulate+hours+worked+

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Let x be the total number of hours worked. Let w be the total wage.

If x < or = 40, w=16.5 x,

Else w= 16.5*40 +26.5*(x-40)

If x < or = 40, w=16.5 x,

Else w= 16.5*40 +26.5*(x-40)

Aug 31, 2014 | Office Equipment & Supplies

Correct a #N/A error
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This error occurs when a value is not available to a function or formula.

- Optionally, click the cell that displays the error, click the button that appears , and then click
**Show Calculation Steps**if it appears. - Review the following possible causes and solutions.
Missing data, and #N/A or NA() has been entered in its place

Replace #N/A with new data.

**Note**You can enter**#N/A**in those cells where data is not yet available. Formulas that refer to those cells will then return #N/A instead of attempting to calculate a value.

Giving an inappropriate value for the lookup_value argument in the HLOOKUP, LOOKUP, MATCH, or VLOOKUP worksheet function

Make sure that the lookup_value argument (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) is the correct type of value — for example, a value or a cell reference, but not a range reference. Using the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, or MATCH worksheet function to locate a value in an unsorted table

By default, functions that look up information in tables must be sorted in ascending order. However, the VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP worksheet functions contain a range_lookup argument (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) that instructs the function to find an exact match even if the table is not sorted. To find an exact match, set the range_lookup argument to FALSE. The MATCH worksheet function contains a match_type argument that specifies the order the list must be sorted in to find a match. If the function cannot find a match, try changing the match_type argument. To find an exact match, set the match_type argument to 0.

Using an argument in an array formula that is not the same number of rows or columns as the range that contains the array formula

If the array formula (array formula: A formula that performs multiple calculations on one or more sets of values, and then returns either a single result or multiple results. Array formulas are enclosed between braces { } and are entered by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.) has been entered into multiple cells, make sure that the ranges referenced by the formula have the same number of rows and columns, or enter the array formula into fewer cells. For example, if the array formula has been entered into a range 15 rows high (C1:C15) and the formula refers to a range 10 rows high (A1:A10), the range C11:C15 will display #N/A. To correct this error, enter the formula into a smaller range (for example, C1:C10), or change the range to which the formula refers to the same number of rows (for example, A1:A15).

Omitting one or more required arguments from a built-in or custom worksheet function

Enter all arguments (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) in the function.

Using a custom worksheet function that is not available

Make sure that the workbook that contains the worksheet function is open and the function is working properly.

Running a macro that enters a function that returns #N/A

Make sure that the arguments (argument: The values that a function uses to perform operations or calculations. The type of argument a function uses is specific to the function. Common arguments that are used within functions include numbers, text, cell references, and names.) in the function are correct and in the correct position.

Oct 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Here is how you could do the formula with two one column having the hours of each day in it and the overtime being in another cell:

Example:

Column A Column B

8

8

8

2

8

8

0

Total 40 OverTime 2

Formula in this cell where 40 is at:

=IF(SUM(A1:A7)>40,40,SUM(A1:A7))

Formula in cell where 2 is at:

=IF(A8>40,0,SUM(A1:A7)-A8)

Let me know if this helps.

Example:

Column A Column B

8

8

8

2

8

8

0

Total 40 OverTime 2

Formula in this cell where 40 is at:

=IF(SUM(A1:A7)>40,40,SUM(A1:A7))

Formula in cell where 2 is at:

=IF(A8>40,0,SUM(A1:A7)-A8)

Let me know if this helps.

Jan 01, 2010 | Microsoft Excel 2007 Home and Student...

The solution would be to have an input column(e.g. A) that is separate to the hours and overtime columns. Then in the hours column enter =IF(A1<40,A1,40) and in the overtime column =IF(A1<41,0,A1-40)

Oct 28, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

what is the formula

May 19, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Format both cells with the time format "h:mm AM/PM".

Lets say the start time is in cell A2 and the stop time is in cell B2. In cell C2 put the formula =B2-A2 and custom format the cell C2 as: "h:mm"

Lets say the start time is in cell A2 and the stop time is in cell B2. In cell C2 put the formula =B2-A2 and custom format the cell C2 as: "h:mm"

Apr 16, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

=IF(AND($C$3<=($B$3 * 0.3), E3<2), "yes", "No")

Mar 14, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Hello,

The formula should go like this:

=IF(C11>40,(C11-40)*D11,0)

This one will give you the result of (ONLY overtime hours)*(hourly wage), and if there are no overtime hours the result is 0.

Now, if you need to multiply that result with say 1,5 or whatever - insert the number you need like this:

=IF(C11>40,(C11-40)*D11*1.5,0)

If you need more help, please ask.

The formula should go like this:

=IF(C11>40,(C11-40)*D11,0)

This one will give you the result of (ONLY overtime hours)*(hourly wage), and if there are no overtime hours the result is 0.

Now, if you need to multiply that result with say 1,5 or whatever - insert the number you need like this:

=IF(C11>40,(C11-40)*D11*1.5,0)

If you need more help, please ask.

Sep 14, 2008 | Computers & Internet

You should be able to find what you want here:

http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/excel/

http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/excel/

Aug 10, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

mmm...could be tricky......you could try the argument IF THEN ELSE in the functions list, in conjunction with additional columns to carry out the intermediate calculations, then you can hide those columns. perhaps you could also make use of conditional formatting. any problems come back to me.....could you place a snapshot of the sheet you are designing ? just highlight the cells , copy them, and use edit "paste special", tick values when pasting into this forum.

Jan 18, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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