# Solved: Race card formula

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by jamesmcquade57, May 12, 2012.

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I am trying to create a table in Microsoft excel that will calculate racing results from a small group of people picking numbers in six different races.
If they pick the winner of the race, they are appointed "3" points: Second "2" points and third "1" point.
I will enter the number of the 3 winning horses in rows 1, 2, 3. E.g. A1 = 6: A2 = 12: A3 = 4.
The names and selections of the group will be entered from A4 down in accordance to how many people are entered. Anyone entering the numbers from any of the top three rows will be awarded the equivalent points of value 1, 2 or 3.
This sequence will continue through columns, b, c d e f and g, and then totalled for each member in colum "h".
My difficulty is finding the formula in each of the members column cells that will make their choice number recognise and value the numbers in rows 1, 2 and 3. E.g. if member A4 enters the number 12, it will then recognise that number in A2 and award 2 points which will appear in cell A4 to replace the chosen number 12. This will continue through the remaining columns b, c, d, e and f and be totalled in column: h".
I have no problem with the formula for cell "h", it is the other formula that stumps me.
Is it possible?
James

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To do your homework? Yes.

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