# Find A Combination Of Numbers That Equal A Given Sum

Dec 18, 2007If I have A1 = 1, A2 = 3, A3 = 5, A4 = 7, and A5 = 9 in column A, Would someone know how to get the combination of numbers in column A that equal 13, or 24 for example?

View 9 RepliesIf I have A1 = 1, A2 = 3, A3 = 5, A4 = 7, and A5 = 9 in column A, Would someone know how to get the combination of numbers in column A that equal 13, or 24 for example?

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Is there anyway to use Excel to determine which of a set of numbers equals a total? I encounter this issue when dealing with accounts receivable. We receive payments with no details on what is being paid. I have a list of open items and a total being paid. I would like to have Excel determine which combination of invoices can be added together to match the payment.

View 4 Replies View RelatedI have a range of values in a1:f500 the values are all numbers between 1-25. I then have a value in cell h1. what i need to do is find all numbers that equal to 9 in the range a1:f500 and replace all these 9's with the formula =$h$1 so that i can simply change the values in the range a1:f500 by changing the value to say 12 in cell h1. could someone please text me the vba code that needs to be entered for sheet 1?

View 9 Replies View RelatedI have a list of numbers from 1-7 would look like this each number in a seperate cell.

3 5

1 2 3 5 6 7

2 4 5 6 7

6 7

4 6

6

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:

row 1 use 3 ----------- row 1 use 5

row 2 use 1 ----------- row 2 use 1

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

5 would complete ---------- 3 would complete

Remember the numbers and how many numbers in each row can change but will always be 1-7 and I always need to find every number that can complete the sequence 1-7 by using one number from each row.

I am trying to show the all possible combinations of a set of numbers in Excel, in my case I think permutations are more appropriate to use. For example: there are three numbers 1, 2, 3 I want to show results like:

1, 2, 3

1, 3, 2

2, 1, 3

2, 3, 1

3, 2, 1

3, 1, 2

The functions in Excel available only give the total number, but I want to see these combinations!

The numbers are file attributes, as you know these are

Normal = 0

Read Only = 1

Hidden = 2

System = 4

Volume = 8

Directory = 16

Archive = 32

These numbers are cumulative, so if a file has an attribute of 5 it is Read Only and System (1 + 4), it can't be anything else. Or if it has an attribute of 6 it can only be Hidden and System (2 + 4).

What I need is a spreadsheet that calculates every possible combination of these numbers, so I can check my Select Case statement has covered all possible combinations.

If it was just a one off project I could just work it out "by hand", but I have realised that there are several other projects I have that this would be useful in.

e.g. I am doing a skills matrix at work. If I give each skill a number, then give each employee a cumulative total number then I can have a spreadsheet that shows their skills. For each employee number there will only be one possible combination of skill that add up to that number.

My employer often adds new skills, so each time this happens I will have to check every combination is covered.

So I really need a spreadsheet solution, something I can input a group of numbers and it will show me a list of every possible combination of those numbers. The number of numbers in the group will vary, so a solution that only works for a group of (say) 6 numbers won't work. It has to work on a variable group of numbers.

I have provided an attachment. what I am trying to accomplish. I am trying to have a worksheet that if I input multiple 3 number combinations into the input cell range, after pressing the sort button, it would then sort, rank and count each 3 number combination for me. So as my attached file illustrates, the input cells would be A9:D14. In this sample the ranking consists of cells A19 - A31 as the ranking columns. Cells F19 - F31 show the counted and sorted results and are ranked accordingly. I need a sort button as illustrated in cell F10 to make the worksheet function after the 3number combinations are inputted in cells A9:D14. How do I get started to make this work? I do not know VBA codes or macros so I will need guidance along the way if this is what is needed. I do have some working knowledge of formulas (e.g. countif, rank, etc.)

View 8 Replies View RelatedI have a list of 10 of my favorite/lucky numbers that I want to play in the lottery. The lottery picks 5 numbers total. I need a way to show me all the possible combinations of my 10 numbers picked in a 5 number draw (hope that makes sense). There are no repeat combinations- for example- I DO NOT WANT 1-2-3-4-5 and 5-4-3-2-1 to come up as separate combinations- so each of my favorite #s needs to be used only once in each combination, and each set used once.

I have searched this board for 2 hours now- read tons of other posts, but not finding a real solution. The output will be a list of all the possible combinations (no repeats, and no permutations) using my 10 favorite numbers. Another example-

1-2-3-4-5

1-2-3-4-6

1-2-3-4-7

1-2-3-4-8

1-2-3-4-9

1-2-3-5-6

1-2-3-5-7

and so on.

How do I create this? I realize the resulting table will be quite a large number of combinations- but we're going to have fun with it and pick a few at random.

I'm looking for another excel game changer (for the work I do anyway).

I have a dollar amount, and I want to know if any combination of dollar amounts in a particular range of cells will equal that dollar amount. Is this possible in Excel?

Example: I have 20 different dollar amounts in a column. I want to know what combination of those 20 different dollar amounts, if any, will equal $257.97. The dollar amount I'm looking for and the numbers in the range will change with each use. I'm hoping for a formula, but VBA will work too as I could just make a template and copy / paste the numbers in.

I have a column of references I wish to standardize. Contained within a general text description there is also an order-specific reference number, which is not relevant for my purposes. I wish to find all of these numbers and replace them with nothing (i.e. retain the rest of the description).

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.

Once these reference numbers have been deleted I will then be able to filter for unique records only. When I do this at the moment the filtering has no effect due to these specific reference numbers.

I guess this would work in a similar manner as Solver, but where Solver tweaks cell values to equal a given total, I've got a set of cells and I need to find the combination that equals an amount in another cell. Is there a way to do this?

View 7 Replies View RelatedI'm trying to get a random sequence of numbers e.g. 1-20 so that no number is the same i.e. no number appears twice.

I used Int(20 * Rnd + 1) + 1 but this gives me same numbers. Any ideas how i can do that?

I have list of dollar amounts given to me and a general ledger sum which some of those in the list must equal. How can I determine which of these amounts will equal a given ledger total?

View 12 Replies View RelatedI have three workers for which I am counting the data from using a countas formula. The cells are A1,B1,C1 and I want to highlight in another formula to the right if these three values do not equal each other, I have tried and if formula referencing each of the combinations of the compares however it does not work in the desired fashion.

View 3 Replies View RelatedI have done is created an Officer Evaluation Form in Word for my Police Chief and the Scores for the different observations are: N/A, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. If for example there are 4 observations and one of the observations is "N/A" for not applicable or not observed and the rest are all 5's I want the formula to ignore the field(s) with the N/A and still come up with an average of 5. The way I have it set up now which is: =AVERAGE(KOW1,KOW2,KOW3,KOW4) it comes up with an average of 3 when I put a N/A in field KOW1 and all 5's in KOW2-KOW4.

View 3 Replies View RelatedI have a list of 600 figures (this may vary) but i need a formula that will look a one particular figure in this list and return if it is one of 5 equal groups. e.g in this example the lowest 125 figures in numeric order would be in group 1 up to the highest 125 figures would be in group 5.

I realise if I limit it to 4 groups then i could use the 'quartile' functions but i am stuck with 5 groups.

I have a spreadsheet that has a number of values and a separate sheet that has a paid total. What would be the easiest way to find the values in sheet 1 that total the sum in sheet 2? There may be more than one possible solution as to the items that total the sum.

View 1 Replies View RelatedI would like to create a formula that will sort the numbers in column B, there are also equal numbers in this column

The difficult part is that there is text in column A, and is linked to the numbers

So if numbers are sorted the names should be sorted in the same way as well.

I have a workbook with 2 sheets - [Names] has with a list of Staff Ids column B, [Access] has a list of their system acces - with their staff ids in column A and access in F (There could be more than 1 type of access),

I am looking to create a code that :

For each ID in [Names] B lookup in [Access] A

if found create a string with value in F ( so I have a list of all access )

And paste into F in [Names]

I have tried all sorts of things and just can't get it working.

how to make the data look like a table with three columns. Other than the date, it is space delimited. I have a tracking spreadsheet where Column A is populated with dates for the year. Column C contains daily values.

I don't always start entering daily values on the first day of the year, e.g., this year the first value in Column C corresponds to March 9. All values in Column C are contiguous - there are no blank cells until the value in Column A is greater than today's date code. I would like to use a formula (rather than VBA) to look down Column C and find the first non-blank entry where the value in Column A is less than or equal to today(). In this case, the formula should return the value for March 9, 2008.

CREATE TABLES LIKE BELOW?Column A Column B Column C

March 1, 2008Saturday

March 2, 2008Sunday

March 3, 2008Monday

March 4, 2008Tuesday

March 5, 2008Wednesday ...................

I have a formula that I can't get to paste successfully in the forum - it keeps getting cut off?!? ... but I think I can probably simplify my explanation to get the answer I want anyway.

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.

I have two columns of numbers (this week - Column A and last week - Column B). What I need to do is look at the numbers and pull two lists out in Columns C and D. In columns C a list of the numbers that are missing from last week in column D numbers that are missing that were added from the previous week. The two lists consist of about ten thousand rows of data.

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(A)boutA1=ABCD1This WeekLast WeekMissingAdded

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165571038 81040 91055 101655 Sheet1 [HtmlMaker 2.42]

I'm having trouble with a small vba macro. At the end of the macro I test to see if two variables are equal and then print out true or false. However, for some reason even though the variables are equal vba is not treating them that way. I have put the values that represent the variables on a spreadsheet and used the if(x1=x2) formula and it says it is true, also, when I debug the macro and watch the values when it comes to test the logical expression the numbers are the same. I don't understand why vba does not say that the two variables are equal. I have attached a screenshot of the breakpoint where I double check the values are equal.

View 2 Replies View RelatedTrying to find the sum of all cells in the array described in the formula that are equal to the values inside the quotations. I used this exact (as far as I can tell) formula to find the sum of values that were NOT equal to my quoted values and it worked just fine. Any ideas why formula 'A' will not work but formula 'B' does work? I have a feeling I'm missing something simple here!

Formula A - Does not work:

=SUMPRODUCT(--('Master Lead Sheet'!$J$2:$J$10000=$B2),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000="REJECTED"),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000="CONDITIONED"),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000="APPROVED"))

Formla B - Works:

=SUMPRODUCT(--('Master Lead Sheet'!$J$2:$J$10000=$B2),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000"No Answer"),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000"Disconnected"),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000"Wrong Number"),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000"EMAILED"),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000"needs to be emailed"),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000"Refund"),--('Master Lead Sheet'!$N$2:$N$10000"REFUNDED"))

code that will go to a cell in Sheet1 column A that has the same or closest value to cell B11 in another workbook. The number values in the column are to three decimal places and the run in order down the column from lowest value to hightest.

View 6 Replies View RelatedThe first 7 digit number is the input to a certain equation. This equation outputs the 7 digit number after the space.

Input (7146127) ==> Equation ( Unknown) ==>Output (2871082)

These are some data that I have ( inputs and outputs). I was wondering if there is anyway to find this equation. I can get more data if that helps in finding the equation.

71461272871082

53820056426572

61070709150530

75833373805331

55466908456008

49264716615511

12387558353260

20013928484175

67975657084961

38006283229553

68973249414920

65179634653276

66971872613128

59646203411273

69785611400836

58284602307740

64723009925464

57930863495088

58816593932906

62736335606616

52119154778580

60043359437317

61921553996320

51507747216899

13197956063818

64210347411256

65399671193442

55656585589500

55148886441637

30850639587521

69081133766387

54139417804940

53408393698534

62310293191095

30512556590168

14514168265124

89078208134056

85177364363577

68714858216023

17584065849687

52691521917548

9840524785846

59268687494601

89374963791119

45989738961270

65040033345415

15061518946940

55392084949214

45103824265242

84181944909073

What I have is the project name's in B5, B6.....B117

In C5 I have a start Date of the project

D5 Calculates the if it is over or under time.

I only enter dates in the (red Accent 2 80%) what i call a pinkish colour.

Now it seems to work if the dates flow from one cell to the next.

What I need is to work out a way to allow any part of the project to be completed (Could be at the end or middle) and it not give error and work correctly. I need it to basically look for dates entered and grab the date that is equal to the date entered in that row series or the next date down....

How to correct my formula because it does not work?

Here the formula: =COUNTIFS(Data!C2:C24005,A17,Data!M2:M11149,"<=0")

I need to insert the formula in column C (Findings tab) which counts the rows in Column M (tab named "Data") that equal A17 (Column A in "Findings" tab) and which are less or equal zero. In addition if I drag the formula down I want to only the values be entered in highlighted in blue cells in column C (SKUs With Zero Sales in "Findings" tab) and empty cells in not highlighted cells. I attached images of these two tabs: Data and Findings.

##UPDATED## Hello

understanding the IF forumlas to calculate rows with whole numbers in them for the last columns

CBOOK1.xlsxBOOK1.xlsx

I want to create a formula that values if the number in the cell is in the biggest 25 numbers in the column and also check in another column the same thing.If the number is within the 25 biggest from the first column or the second then to give me the number of the cell. I created a formula but it is very large in order to apply for the 1st to the 25th biggest number. The formula is:

IF(AND(or(K16=LARGE($K$16:$K$152,1),I16=LARGE($I$16:$I$152,1)),K16<>0),K16,"") but only for the 1st biggest number of the columns.

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