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I have a formula that counts all instances of the letters a, b and c in a range and assigns them a value of 1 unless they are in the M column in which case a, b or c counts 4.

=SUM(COUNTIF(J2:AB2,{"a*","b","c"}),OR(LEFT(M2)={"a","b","c"})*4)

This worked well but now I need to modify the weightings across this range. My new goal is to count all instances of a,b and c in the range J2:AB2 but have M column a,b, c's = 2 and N:R column a,b,c's equalling 4. Letters other than a,b or c count as 0.

Example:

J2...K2...L2...M2...N2...O2...P2...Q2...R2...
A....B.....B.....C.....B.....D....B.....C.....E

the output of the above sequence should be

1+1+1+2+4+4+0+4+4+0 = 21

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