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Microsoft Excel simple problems?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by vistaroms, Apr 21, 2003.

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  1. vistaroms

    vistaroms Thread Starter

    Apr 18, 2003
    This must be a very simply problem but I cannot figure it out...
    I have created a spreadsheet to keep track my CD supplies.
    This is what I am trying to do.
    1. In two cells you can order the amount in boxes..
    example- 50 in a box so 2 x 50 = 100
    2. The next step is to place the 100 in a inventory cell.
    3. Say I order 4 more boxes (200 CDs)so I now have 300 in the inventory cell.
    4. In a separate cell I sell say 40 CDs so now the inventory cell should show 360.
    This is my problem, if I order 50 more CDs it will show ONLY 50 in the inventory cell minus the 40 so it show only 10 CDs in inventory and not 360.
    Hope that I have not lost you.. could use help.
    Thanks, Bob
  2. jbcalg


    Oct 29, 2001
    here's a quick and dirty

    col a: #cd in boxes or # cds sold (a - negative #)
    col b: multiplier
    col c: subtotal (using a*b=c)
    col d: inventory (using summation notation formula =SUM(C2:C21))

    crude but effective

    [edit: the step you missed was the subtotal column, easier than making a more difficult add this, subtract that type of formula for the inventory column]

    note: easysum.txt is an excel file, change the extension from .txt to .xls after you download - virusscan etc etc (was scanned before it left, but practice safe .... computing too

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