#### GPA Calculator, problem - GPA Calculator.xls (0/1)

```Hey i'm in college and i'm trying to get Excel to do the Cumulative
GPA (not including classes i'm currently enrolled in), a semester GPA,
and a Combined GPA.  the first two work but the third does not.

when i type in the formula =sum(d2/d1) works, when i type in the
formula =sum(h8:h11+d8:d24)/sum(f8:f11+b8:b24)  it does not.

cumulative gpa
=sum(d8:d24)/(b8:b24)                  this should be 2.36  something
(i had a rough first year).

semester gpa
=sum(h8:h11)/(f8:f11)                     this should be about 3.0

Combined GPA
=sum(h8:h11+d8:d24)/sum(f8:f11+b8:b24)
when this works, it gives me a number
like 141.  it should give me a number like 2.50 or 2.67.

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```You have misread the meaning of SUM. It is a function to summing a range of
cells as in SUM(A1:A20) to add up the cells A1+A2+A3...A20. It does not mean
"do this math"
So your =sum(d2/d1) should be simply =D1/D2
and your =sum(h8:h11)/(f8:f11) should be SUM(H8:H11)/SUM(F8:F11)
Now look at =sum(h8:h11+d8:d24)/sum(f8:f11+b8:b24)
Looks like you need =SUM(H8:H11,D8:D24)/SUM(F8:F11,B8:B24))
The syntax for SUM is =SUM(argument1, argument2, ...) where all but the
first argument are optional.

Not a bad GPA and improving.  (sorry I'm a prof - or was until Sept 1, 2004)

--
Bernard Liengme
www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme

"bentley_rhodes" <bentley_rhodes@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:qpiim0hob5r8i7c2qtj92mp8nsb3q5dfq0@4ax.com...
> Hey i'm in college and i'm trying to get Excel to do the Cumulative
> GPA (not including classes i'm currently enrolled in), a semester GPA,
> and a Combined GPA.  the first two work but the third does not.
>
> when i type in the formula =sum(d2/d1) works, when i type in the
> formula =sum(h8:h11+d8:d24)/sum(f8:f11+b8:b24)  it does not.
>
>
> cumulative gpa
> =sum(d8:d24)/(b8:b24)                  this should be 2.36  something
> (i had a rough first year).
>
>
> semester gpa
> =sum(h8:h11)/(f8:f11)                     this should be about 3.0
>
>
> Combined GPA
> =sum(h8:h11+d8:d24)/sum(f8:f11+b8:b24)
> when this works, it gives me a number
> like 141.  it should give me a number like 2.50 or 2.67.
>

```
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bliengme5824 (3040)
10/10/2004 4:40:17 PM
```Thanks!  That works!  The third did, that is!  i still had to put the
'=' before the SUM for the others.  Thank you, though!

On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 13:40:17 -0300, "Bernard Liengme"
<bliengme@stfx.TRUENORTH.ca> wrote:

>You have misread the meaning of SUM. It is a function to summing a range of
>cells as in SUM(A1:A20) to add up the cells A1+A2+A3...A20. It does not mean
>"do this math"
>So your =sum(d2/d1) should be simply =D1/D2
>and your =sum(h8:h11)/(f8:f11) should be SUM(H8:H11)/SUM(F8:F11)
>Now look at =sum(h8:h11+d8:d24)/sum(f8:f11+b8:b24)
>Looks like you need =SUM(H8:H11,D8:D24)/SUM(F8:F11,B8:B24))
>The syntax for SUM is =SUM(argument1, argument2, ...) where all but the
>first argument are optional.
>
>Not a bad GPA and improving.  (sorry I'm a prof - or was until Sept 1, 2004)

```
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10/10/2004 6:20:23 PM

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