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

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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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 >

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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 you a more exact answer. "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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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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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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2/3/2010 9:17:25 PM

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