#### Column total is wrong

```I have a column of figures which is the result of multiplied column A x
Column B.  Column B is a multiplier of .001665.  The result is shown to two
decimal places.  When I total the results in Column B, using formula
=SUM(B1:B2),  it gives the result as 11.16 instead of 11.15.  Can I fix this
somehow so it gives the correct total?

Example
A                 Formula in B       Result in B
3250.00      =A1x0.001665        5.41
3450.00      =A2x0.001665        5.74
Total                  11.16

```
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2/3/2010 6:13:16 PM
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```Use rounding on the multiplier formula:

=ROUND(A1*0.001665,2)

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Carolan" <Carolan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:80F8A026-2725-4A94-9E15-4B89368BB6C3@microsoft.com...
>I have a column of figures which is the result of multiplied column A x
> Column B.  Column B is a multiplier of .001665.  The result is shown to
> two
> decimal places.  When I total the results in Column B, using formula
> =SUM(B1:B2),  it gives the result as 11.16 instead of 11.15.  Can I fix
> this
> somehow so it gives the correct total?
>
> Example
> A                 Formula in B       Result in B
> 3250.00      =A1x0.001665        5.41
> 3450.00      =A2x0.001665        5.74
>                    Total                  11.16
>

```
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T
2/3/2010 6:25:48 PM
```Hi,
what happens is that you have more decimals like 5.41 really is 5.41125 and
5.74 is 5.74425 this is why you get 11.16. try using this formula

=FLOOR(SUM(B6:B7),0.01)

"Carolan" wrote:

> I have a column of figures which is the result of multiplied column A x
> Column B.  Column B is a multiplier of .001665.  The result is shown to two
> decimal places.  When I total the results in Column B, using formula
> =SUM(B1:B2),  it gives the result as 11.16 instead of 11.15.  Can I fix this
> somehow so it gives the correct total?
>
> Example
> A                 Formula in B       Result in B
> 3250.00      =A1x0.001665        5.41
> 3450.00      =A2x0.001665        5.74
>                     Total                  11.16
>
```
 0
Utf
2/3/2010 6:46:01 PM
```Your problem is that cell is rounding the data up. The result is not 5.41.
Its really 5.41125. Result 2 is really 5.74425. Together your true total is
11.1555. Or rounded up to 11.16. You could use another decimal point to give

"Carolan" wrote:

> I have a column of figures which is the result of multiplied column A x
> Column B.  Column B is a multiplier of .001665.  The result is shown to two
> decimal places.  When I total the results in Column B, using formula
> =SUM(B1:B2),  it gives the result as 11.16 instead of 11.15.  Can I fix this
> somehow so it gives the correct total?
>
> Example
> A                 Formula in B       Result in B
> 3250.00      =A1x0.001665        5.41
> 3450.00      =A2x0.001665        5.74
>                     Total                  11.16
>
```
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Utf
2/3/2010 6:48:03 PM
```Thank you.  This one worked the best.

"T. Valko" wrote:

> Use rounding on the multiplier formula:
>
> =ROUND(A1*0.001665,2)
>
> --
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
>
>
> "Carolan" <Carolan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:80F8A026-2725-4A94-9E15-4B89368BB6C3@microsoft.com...
> >I have a column of figures which is the result of multiplied column A x
> > Column B.  Column B is a multiplier of .001665.  The result is shown to
> > two
> > decimal places.  When I total the results in Column B, using formula
> > =SUM(B1:B2),  it gives the result as 11.16 instead of 11.15.  Can I fix
> > this
> > somehow so it gives the correct total?
> >
> > Example
> > A                 Formula in B       Result in B
> > 3250.00      =A1x0.001665        5.41
> > 3450.00      =A2x0.001665        5.74
> >                    Total                  11.16
> >
>
>
> .
>
```
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Utf
2/3/2010 7:23:01 PM
```You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Carolan" <Carolan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E1D6624E-8D53-4D59-8672-9165B9E7F88D@microsoft.com...
> Thank you.  This one worked the best.
>
> "T. Valko" wrote:
>
>> Use rounding on the multiplier formula:
>>
>> =ROUND(A1*0.001665,2)
>>
>> --
>> Biff
>> Microsoft Excel MVP
>>
>>
>> "Carolan" <Carolan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:80F8A026-2725-4A94-9E15-4B89368BB6C3@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a column of figures which is the result of multiplied column A x
>> > Column B.  Column B is a multiplier of .001665.  The result is shown to
>> > two
>> > decimal places.  When I total the results in Column B, using formula
>> > =SUM(B1:B2),  it gives the result as 11.16 instead of 11.15.  Can I fix
>> > this
>> > somehow so it gives the correct total?
>> >
>> > Example
>> > A                 Formula in B       Result in B
>> > 3250.00      =A1x0.001665        5.41
>> > 3450.00      =A2x0.001665        5.74
>> >                    Total                  11.16
>> >
>>
>>
>> .
>>

```
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T
2/3/2010 9:17:25 PM

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