Multiple If Statement not returning numbers - returning words

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Shaynajr Posts 4 Registration date Monday May 13, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 13, 2013 - May 13, 2013 at 12:05 PM
TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen December 27, 2022 - May 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM
Okay now I need the column to say if the amount in c18 is 500.00 then put 20.00, but if c18 is 38.46 then put 38.46. When I enter the formula below, I get a "False" word or a "True" word and i need the 20.00 or 38.46 in that column????

=IF(C18<38.46,"38.46",IF(C18>"38.46",20))

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TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen December 27, 2022 552
May 13, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Hi Shaynajr,

If C18 is either 38.46 or 500.00 then your first statement (If C18<38.46) will never be true.

I don't see why you would get the word True, but the word False appears because your second IF formula doesn't contain a False statement.

=IF(C18=500,20,IF(C18=38.46,38.46,""))

Hopefully the IF formula makes more sense now.

Best regards,
Trowa
Shaynajr Posts 4 Registration date Monday May 13, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 13, 2013
May 13, 2013 at 12:27 PM
I need the number 20.00 to appear if cell c18 = to 500.00 or if 38.46 appears in cell c18 I need 38.46 to appear (need to eliminate the word false or zero)
TrowaD Posts 2921 Registration date Sunday September 12, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen December 27, 2022 552
May 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM
And that is exactly what the above formula does.

IF C18=500 (500=500.00) then result is 20 (or 20.00 depending on the cell format).
IF condition is not met then look at next statement.
Next statement: IF C18=38.46 then result is 38.46.
If condition is not met then result is "" (which stands for nothing or empty).

So result is either 20, 500 or nothing. False or zero are hereby eliminated.