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Aug 22, 2006

Can Excel work out every possible combination of 3 numbers from a numbered set 1-24.
I need every combination of 3 numbers.


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Dec 21, 2012

I have letter and number combination code in two collumns and they differ for 10.000 numbers:


As you can see the left code is for 10000 numbers higher. the letters are allways the same. In the event that this isn't so, if difference between codes in same row is more or less than 10000 numbers. I was thinking on making conditional formating so the cells with wrong difference would be marked red, but I do not know how to make formula for this difference.

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I'm trying to figure out how to setup a worksheet to find the most common 2 digit numbers going vertically from the bottom(cold) to the top(hot) it would consist of 90 digits 0 thru 9

it would look like this

4 0 3 9 0 4 3 3 2
9 2 5 6 5 6 9 6 6
8 9 9 3 1 0 2 9 8
1 6 7 5 9 9 8 2 5
2 7 2 2 2 8 5 1 3
0 1 4 7 4 7 6 0 9
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7 8 8 1 8 5 7 8 7
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6 3 0 0 7 2 4 7 0

each vertical line would be considered weeks 9 thru 1. week 9 would be the first vertical line of digits on the left. it could also contain the most common 2 digits horizontally. Both 2 digit values would be color coded ex. blue equals most common 2 digit horizontally and green equals vertically. I would also like to color code the most common 2 digit value diagonally as long as it is the most common of either the vertical or horizontal 2 digit. Each number is seperate on the worksheet they would not be pairs. im using excell 2003.

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I have a lookup table in cell M1:R56 which holds the correct data, that I am pretty sure about.

In cell G1 I have the Lexicographic Index Number I want converted to a combination.
In cell J2 I have the value 39 (n).
In cell I2 I have the value 5 (k).
In cell K2 I have the formula =COMBIN($J$2,$I2).

In cell A1 (the first number in the combination) I have the formula:


In cell B1 (the second number in the combination) I have the formula:


In cell C1 (the third number in the combination) I have the formula:


In cell D1 (the fourth number in the combination) I have the formula:


In cell E1 (the fifth number in the combination) I have the formula:


This works for the vast majority, but gives an ERROR when numbers 35,36,37,38,39 are in the combination, but funny enough NOT all the time.Lexicographic Index Number 575757 which is the maximum combination gives ALL ERRORS.

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My field:

But I want to numbers to appear first and have the "N.A."s to be after the number, since I have about 100 columns and some rows have like 30 N.A., which is pretty bad for usability if all that appears in the first screen are "N.A."

EDIT: by the way by ascending the data is fine since it orders by smallest number to largest and THEN the "N.A."

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Here's what I mean (though I can't figure out how to create neat columns in this post):

[C1] [C2]

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The reference numbers are always in the format "P#####/##". Unfortunately these references are in the middle of the text field, not at the start or end, so I can't use a LEFT or RIGHT formula to delete them.

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So, I have about 10 filters for question 1, where each combination will give me a different number for the responses for question 2. My question is this: How do I get excel to automatically find the # of individuals with the particular combination of filters in question 1?

Ie. if said yes to 3/10 options in question 1, how do I get excel to find out how many actually said yes to the 3/10 questions.

The purpose of this data is for reference to question #2, so that i can utilize some percentages.

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Aug 3, 2009

Can this be done in Excel? Using the digits 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 create all the permutations/combinations with limits on some of the digits. The digits 0,7,8,9 can only be used a max of 3 times in any one permutation/combination, digits 2,3,4,5,6 can only be used 4 time in any one permutaion/combination, producing a 5-digit string.
Example of expected results.
0 1 0 2 7

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The problem:

I have between 2 and 5 lists of words, each list in one column:

Column A

blue green

Column B


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Feb 20, 2008

I have several items that I would like to combine, lets call them characters A, B, C, D, E

Each character is situated in a different column, next to each other. Below, I would like to create a list of all possible combinations of these characters. The sequence is not important and each row should contain a unique combination of characters.

I have counted 31 combinations for the ABCDE set, namely

1 for ABCDE
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5 for choosing 5 unique sets of four from a set of five (5!/(4!*(5-4)!)
10 for choosing 10 unique sets of three from a set of five (5!/(3!*(5-3)!)
10 for choosing 10 unique sets of two from a set of five (5!/(2!*(5-2)!)

To complicate matters, I have several other character strings where I would like a list of combinations. For example A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H 9 (a longer set).

By the way, each combination should be spread accross several columns (e.g. one colum per character, see the question marks in the table below) ....

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I have found this very challenging, and have really confused my self on how to systematically approach this. I have the user enter the value in the black highlight boxes, some subtraction produces a base value, the user may also enter the tolerance of the working value (base value), effectivlly giving rise to a small range to generate the permutations from.

What I would like to do then is find all permutations of the inventory (letters in the sheet) with their corresponding values right above them to the small range determined via the user (working value and tolerance). There are also quantity limits for each item. There four basic rules that need to be adhered to:

1) Permutation can't have both S and PP, so one or the other
2) Sum of H and HN must be greater or equal to sum of S and PP
3) H or HN or both must be present, so their sum cannot be zero
4) If HN is less than or equal to 2, and H is greater than 2, then NA and NG must equal 0.

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I need to only show the value from AUS!$H$2:$H$17 if the C2 & D2 combination are the same as the AUS!$B$2:AUS!$B$17 & $AUS!$C$2:AUS!$C$17 combination.

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500 400 300 200 100 1500
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300 200 100 500 400 1800
200 100 500 400 300 etc...
100 500 400 300 200

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I want to use one number from each row (which there is only 6 rows) and then find every number from 1-7 that will complete the sequence 1-7. So with the numbers above (using one number from each row) the only other numbers that could be used would be 3 or 5.

The combos that would work:
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row 3 use 2 ----------- row 3 use 2
row 4 use 7 ----------- row 4 use 7
row 5 use 4 ----------- row 5 use 4
row 6 use 6 ---------- row 6 use 6
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on combination of numbers

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Another example in A2 there is 3545, i need to display 354,455,355 in the same row in B2,C2,D2

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