From: Mur on 6 Jan 2010 13:40 Need help with an excel formula. Cell A1 is 10 an input Cell B1 is 5 anther input Cell C1 is 5 but a formula A1 - B1 I want to only analize variances that are greater than 25% of cell A1. I can create this formula but only if C is a postiive number. If cell A1 is less than B1 then I'd also like to see the variance if its outside of 25% but can't get it to work if its a negative number. Any help would be appreciated From: Yanick on 6 Jan 2010 14:25 The following will always return à positive number. You can then check if it is 25% of A1 =if(A1-B1 < 0,(A1-B1)*2+A1-B1,A1-B1) -- Yanick "Mur" wrote: > Need help with an excel formula. > > Cell A1 is 10 an input > Cell B1 is 5 anther input > Cell C1 is 5 but a formula A1 - B1 > > I want to only analize variances that are greater than 25% of cell A1. I > can create this formula but only if C is a postiive number. If cell A1 is > less than B1 then I'd also like to see the variance if its outside of 25% but > can't get it to work if its a negative number. Any help would be appreciated From: Bernard Liengme on 6 Jan 2010 14:27 Your formula will always tell you the difference between A1 and B1 no matter what signs they have A B C 9 3 6 3 9 -6 This formula will tell you by what % A differs from B =(A1-B1)/B1 and format the cell percentage And this will display the variance only when it is greater than 25% IF(ABS((A1-B1)/B1>25%, (A1-B1)/B1,"") best wishes -- Bernard Liengme Microsoft Excel MVP http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme "Mur" wrote in message news:885BC03D-A1A6-4D9B-A70F-08726868DE35(a)microsoft.com...> Need help with an excel formula. > > Cell A1 is 10 an input > Cell B1 is 5 anther input > Cell C1 is 5 but a formula A1 - B1 > > I want to only analize variances that are greater than 25% of cell A1. I > can create this formula but only if C is a postiive number. If cell A1 is > less than B1 then I'd also like to see the variance if its outside of 25% > but > can't get it to work if its a negative number. Any help would be > appreciated  |