#### Find lowest 5 values in a list of 10 - 150 lists involved

```I am trying to find an easy way to determine the lowest 5 values in a list of 10 and add those values together.  There are 150 lists involved in which the determination is to be made.  I will then compare the sums of the 150 lists and determine the lowest 10 sums.  What is the easiest way to do this using Excel?

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JoeB366 (18)
8/3/2004 10:43:01 PM
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```one way:

=SUM(SMALL(A1:A10,{1,2,3,4,5}))

In article <8E563BD5-43FB-4BC7-A26B-012EFB864034@microsoft.com>,
"JoeB" <JoeB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> I am trying to find an easy way to determine the lowest 5 values in a list of
> 10 and add those values together.  There are 150 lists involved in which the
> determination is to be made.  I will then compare the sums of the 150 lists
> and determine the lowest 10 sums.  What is the easiest way to do this using
> Excel?
```
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
8/3/2004 10:51:46 PM
```Hi
use SMALL
for this

if you want to sum the smalles 5 values try the formula
=SUM(SMALL(A1:A100,{1,2,3,4,5}))

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

JoeB wrote:
> I am trying to find an easy way to determine the lowest 5 values in a
> list of 10 and add those values together.  There are 150 lists
> involved in which the determination is to be made.  I will then
> compare the sums of the 150 lists and determine the lowest 10 sums.
> What is the easiest way to do this using Excel?

```
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frank.kabel (11126)
8/3/2004 10:56:02 PM
```Hi,

Try the following formula(array formula) for non-zero values:

=SUM(SMALL(IF(A1:A150<>0,A1:A150,""),{1,2,3,4,5}))

--
Regards,
Soo Cheon Jheong
_  _
^��^
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"JoeB" <JoeB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8E563BD5-43FB-4BC7-A26B-012EFB864034@microsoft.com...
> I am trying to find an easy way to determine the lowest 5 values in a list
of 10 and add those values together.  There are 150 lists involved in which
the determination is to be made.  I will then compare the sums of the 150
lists and determine the lowest 10 sums.  What is the easiest way to do this
using Excel?
>
>

```
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exceler (34)
8/4/2004 12:31:35 AM

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