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Aug 16, 2008

I have "bashed into shape" a formula that involves 2 sets of parenthesis. After progressing beyond "#REF! or #NAME errors, Excel's automated Help suggested to add a comma, and the formula functions as wanted, I thought I was "Smart".

Later, when saving the formula to my `Formula Workbook', "Order of Operations" crossed my mind. - I think this formula is backwards, but `Excel Help' only suggested the addition of a comma? Maybe the all inclusive parenthes allowed the order to be understood?

The Formula: =AVERAGE((E56:AH56),COUNTIF(E56:AH56,">0"))

Q: Shouldn't the COUNTIF occur before the AVERAGE? Did the extra Parenthis automate the order of Operation within the Parenthis?

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I have a formula that looks like this:


This formula calculated the time between two dates (Start date in C2, End Date in C3) between the hours of 06:00 and 18:00 on weekdays. This is so I can work out how long an incident has spend within the group at the time when our service should be operating.

I was given this formula by someone on this forum a while back and i was new to excel and formulas so I just took it at face value since it worked. Now I want to disect it so I can use it in other situations where similar calculations are needed. I want to try to break it up into easier to understand chunks to try to understand what it is I need to change in order to do these related calculations.


Is this trying to distinguish if D2 is a weekday?

MOD(D2,1)*24 Is this not the same as (1-D2)*24
NETWORKDAYS(C2,C2)*MOD(C2,1) Is this not the same as: IF(weekday(C2)>5,(C2-1)*7,0)
IF(NETWORKDAYS(D2,D2),....,....) What is the comparison here? if NETWORKDAYS(D2,D2) = 0 or 1?

Is this equivalent?


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