#### How old are you?

```I'm trying to work out the age of someone, based on the current date an
their date of birth. I've used the YEAR [Year(A1)-Year(B1)] function bu
it rounds up?

Can anyone help?

Thank

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```Hi teeb

With the date of birth in B2

Completed years
=IF(B2<=TODAY(),DATEDIF(B2,TODAY(),"Y"),-DATEDIF(TODAY(),B2,"Y"))

http://www.cpearson.com/excel/datedif.htm#Age

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"teeb" <teeb.22yzam_1139501401.9984@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message
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>
> I'm trying to work out the age of someone, based on the current date and
> their date of birth. I've used the YEAR [Year(A1)-Year(B1)] function but
> it rounds up?
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> --
> teeb
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> teeb's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=13172
>

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rondebruin (3789)
2/9/2006 4:39:46 PM
```Try DATEDIF:

=DATEDIF(A1,NOW(),"y") & " years, " & DATEDIF(A1,NOW(),"ym") & " months, " &
DATEDIF(A1,NOW(),"md") & " days"

if the date of birth is in A1
--
Gary''s Student

"teeb" wrote:

>
> I'm trying to work out the age of someone, based on the current date and
> their date of birth. I've used the YEAR [Year(A1)-Year(B1)] function but
> it rounds up?
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> --
> teeb
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> teeb's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=13172
>
>
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GarysStudent (1572)
2/9/2006 4:41:37 PM
```Chip Pearson can:
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/datedif.htm

teeb wrote:
>
> I'm trying to work out the age of someone, based on the current date and
> their date of birth. I've used the YEAR [Year(A1)-Year(B1)] function but
> it rounds up?
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> Thanks
>
> --
> teeb
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> teeb's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=13172

--

Dave Peterson
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petersod (12004)
2/9/2006 4:42:04 PM
```Try this, it uses functions that are documented.

=YEAR(TODAY()-A1)-1900

```
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edessary (8)
2/9/2006 4:57:24 PM
```Try this one[with Birth Date on A1]

=(NOW()-A1+1)/365.25

(365.25 because of leap-years)

"teeb" <teeb.22yzam_1139501401.9984@excelforum-nospam.com> escribi� en el
mensaje news:teeb.22yzam_1139501401.9984@excelforum-nospam.com...
>
> I'm trying to work out the age of someone, based on the current date and
> their date of birth. I've used the YEAR [Year(A1)-Year(B1)] function but
> it rounds up?
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> Thanks
>
>
> --
> teeb
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> teeb's Profile:
> http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=13172
>

```
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m21477 (12)
2/10/2006 1:56:30 PM
```Hi Roberto,
what's that,  an attempt at precision, without accuracy?
Look at the replies involving DATEDIF.     Please don't post incorrect

"Hernandez, Roberto" <m21477@ustccax.kcc.com> wrote ...
> Try this one[with Birth Date on A1]
>      =(NOW()-A1+1)/365.25

```
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2/21/2006 1:29:08 PM
```The original formula was incorrect so this is also incorrect,
see the replies involving DATEDIF  for a correct answers.

```
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2/21/2006 1:52:54 PM
```Hi,
I use this formula very often to calculate employees payments that are
directly related to their hiring date.
Of course  I know DATEDIF function, but in this case I need age in decimal
format.
And of course I do not think I'm giving 'incorrect' posts: We all try to
cooperate, I supose.
Kind Regards.

"David McRitchie" <dmcritchie_xlmvp@verizon.net> escribi� en el mensaje
news:euh7rsuNGHA.3908@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hi Roberto,
> what's that,  an attempt at precision, without accuracy?
> Look at the replies involving DATEDIF.     Please don't post incorrect
>
> "Hernandez, Roberto" <m21477@ustccax.kcc.com> wrote ...
>> Try this one[with Birth Date on A1]
>>      =(NOW()-A1+1)/365.25
>
>

```
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m21477 (12)
2/21/2006 6:02:52 PM
```There are several things wrong with your answer.
The poster did not ask for decimal fractions of age, you only have an approximation.
The function   NOW()  includes both a date and time component.
There are not  365.25  days in a year, there are leap years, ages aren't based on averages.

1990-04-01  2006-03-31  16.000 <-- incorrect,  s/b 15.000
1990-04-01  2006-04-01  16.003 <-- 16th birthday,  s/b 16.000
1990-04-01  2006-04-02  16.005 <-- incorrect
1991-04-01  2006-03-31  15.001 <-- incorrect
1991-04-01  2006-04-01  15.003 <-- 15th birthday, s/b 15.000
1991-04-01  2006-04-02  15.006 <-- incorrect
1992-04-01  2006-03-31  13.999 <-- incorrect
1992-04-01  2006-04-01  14.001 <-- 14th birthday , s/b 14.000
1992-04-01  2006-04-02  14.004 <-- incorrect
1993-03-31  2006-03-31  13.002 <-- incorrect
1993-04-01  2006-04-01  13.002 <-- 13th birthday,  s/b 13.000
1993-04-02  2006-04-02  13.002 <-- incorrect
1990-04-01  2006-10-01  16.504 <-- incorrect

---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm

"Hernandez, Roberto" <m21477@ustccax.kcc.com> wrote in message news:11vmleh316lvsea@corp.supernews.com...
> Hi,
> I use this formula very often to calculate employees payments that are
> directly related to their hiring date.
> Of course  I know DATEDIF function, but in this case I need age in decimal
> format.
> And of course I do not think I'm giving 'incorrect' posts: We all try to
> cooperate, I supose.
> Kind Regards.
>
>
> "David McRitchie" <dmcritchie_xlmvp@verizon.net> escribi� en el mensaje
> news:euh7rsuNGHA.3908@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > Hi Roberto,
> > what's that,  an attempt at precision, without accuracy?
> > Look at the replies involving DATEDIF.     Please don't post incorrect
> >
> > "Hernandez, Roberto" <m21477@ustccax.kcc.com> wrote ...
> >> Try this one[with Birth Date on A1]
> >>      =(NOW()-A1+1)/365.25
> >
> >
>
>

```
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2/21/2006 7:58:40 PM
```Ok.
No doubt.
From now on, I'll only take, and won�t try to give in this forum.
I suposed diversity in suggestions will give a wider panorama to the poster.
But as i could see, I am in diapers [it�s a modism, here in MX]

Kind regards, Most Very Perfect David

"David McRitchie" <dmcritchie_xlmvp@verizon.net> escribi� en el mensaje
news:O0mpZGyNGHA.2696@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> The poster did not ask for decimal fractions of age, you only have an
> approximation.
> The function   NOW()  includes both a date and time component.
> There are not  365.25  days in a year, there are leap years, ages aren't
> based on averages.
>
>
> 1990-04-01  2006-03-31  16.000 <-- incorrect,  s/b 15.000
> 1990-04-01  2006-04-01  16.003 <-- 16th birthday,  s/b 16.000
> 1990-04-01  2006-04-02  16.005 <-- incorrect
> 1991-04-01  2006-03-31  15.001 <-- incorrect
> 1991-04-01  2006-04-01  15.003 <-- 15th birthday, s/b 15.000
> 1991-04-01  2006-04-02  15.006 <-- incorrect
> 1992-04-01  2006-03-31  13.999 <-- incorrect
> 1992-04-01  2006-04-01  14.001 <-- 14th birthday , s/b 14.000
> 1992-04-01  2006-04-02  14.004 <-- incorrect
> 1993-03-31  2006-03-31  13.002 <-- incorrect
> 1993-04-01  2006-04-01  13.002 <-- 13th birthday,  s/b 13.000
> 1993-04-02  2006-04-02  13.002 <-- incorrect
> 1990-04-01  2006-10-01  16.504 <-- incorrect
>
> ---
> HTH,
> David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
> My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
> Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm
>
> "Hernandez, Roberto" <m21477@ustccax.kcc.com> wrote in message
> news:11vmleh316lvsea@corp.supernews.com...
>> Hi,
>> I use this formula very often to calculate employees payments that are
>> directly related to their hiring date.
>> Of course  I know DATEDIF function, but in this case I need age in
>> decimal
>> format.
>> And of course I do not think I'm giving 'incorrect' posts: We all try to
>> cooperate, I supose.
>> Kind Regards.
>>
>>
>> "David McRitchie" <dmcritchie_xlmvp@verizon.net> escribi� en el mensaje
>> news:euh7rsuNGHA.3908@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> > Hi Roberto,
>> > what's that,  an attempt at precision, without accuracy?
>> > Look at the replies involving DATEDIF.     Please don't post incorrect
>> >
>> > "Hernandez, Roberto" <m21477@ustccax.kcc.com> wrote ...
>> >> Try this one[with Birth Date on A1]
>> >>      =(NOW()-A1+1)/365.25
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>

```
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m21477 (12)
2/22/2006 12:30:08 AM
```Hi Roberto,

So you think that you should not be told that an answer is incorrect,
and that the person who is asking the question should not be warned,
and the people who read archived postings  should not be warned.

Much of learning is from improving on previous solutions and
mistakes.   While you can learn a lot by making lots of mistakes and
correcting them,  you will not always recognize your own mistakes, and
it is also helpful and faster to learn from interaction
with others so that you don't make the same mistakes in the future.

To me I'd be more concerned with applying something incorrectly
over several years at work than by learning that is incorrect in a
newsgroup,  or that even if correct would be the wrong answer for
the poster  looking for an age (no fractions).

---
HTH,
David McRitchie, Microsoft MVP - Excel    [site changed  Nov. 2001]
My Excel Pages:  http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/excel.htm
Search Page:        http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/search.htm

"Hernandez, Roberto" <m21477@ustccax.kcc.com> wrote in message news:11vnc49i0bh7hee@corp.supernews.com...
> Ok.
> No doubt.
> From now on, I'll only take, and won�t try to give in this forum.
> I suposed diversity in suggestions will give a wider panorama to the poster.
> But as i could see, I am in diapers [it�s a modism, here in MX]
>
> Kind regards, Most Very Perfect David

```
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2/22/2006 2:29:43 PM
```Hey, you guys are in the wrong forum - you need www.attitudeforum.com

--
Big Chris

Very experienced with excel in general and formulae but just started to
learn VBA....and it's hard!!
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```
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2/22/2006 5:45:26 PM
```Thnx Big Chris,
Sorry, maybe it was just the way I was pointed out.

"Big Chris" <Big.Chris.23n6lf_1140630650.8511@excelforum-nospam.com>
escribi� en el mensaje
news:Big.Chris.23n6lf_1140630650.8511@excelforum-nospam.com...
>
> Hey, you guys are in the wrong forum - you need www.attitudeforum.com
>
>
> --
> Big Chris
>
> Very experienced with excel in general and formulae but just started to
> learn VBA....and it's hard!!
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> http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=1350
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m21477 (12)
2/23/2006 5:13:00 PM
```I don't know about the rest of you but this post sounds like it is an
assignment from a beginning programming class. You trying to get others

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2/24/2006 12:25:17 AM

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