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How to take 3 values find the lowest and than add a name

by barrysharp / April 19, 2007 8:59 PM PDT

I am making a spreadsheet to keep golf scores for me and two of my freinds. I have average scores for each player, what I want to do is on a summary page look at the averages for hole 1 find out which player has the lowest average and have his name appear on the cell.

if there is only two players I can do this using =IF(O12<O55,"Barry","Frankie")

But I just can't work out how to do this for 3 cells.

HELP!

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Re: Excel formula
by Kees Bakker / April 19, 2007 9:40 PM PDT

Use the min-function to get the highest value of the three.
Then a nested if: if it's Barry's then it's Barry, else if it's Frankie's then it's Frankie, else it's Johnny.

Very doable with 3, even 4 or 5. But not the right solution with 10 or 20. Then use a vlookup-function in a table you make for this purpose.

Note that all solutions fail if 2 of the 3 have the same average.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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Thanks
by barrysharp / April 22, 2007 7:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: Excel formula

Thanks I will try that out.

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