Can you solve this blood pressure problem? [IF Formula Homework]
Over on Facebook, Kristin asks, Help, my blood pressure is going thru the roof. I can’t seem to solve this blood pressure problem.
Okay, I am kidding. That is not what Kristin said. Here we go again…
Let’s simplify Kristin’s problem.
You have some data in the format shown aside.
And you want to find out the BP category for each reading, using below rules.
- Normal – SBP < 140 AND DBP < 90
- Grade 1 – SBP 140-159 OR DBP 90-99
- Grade 2 – SBP 160-179 OR DBP 100-109
- Grade 3 – SBP >= 180 OR DBP >= 110
In case of ties, assume the higher grade.
Use these references:
- B4 or [@DBP] for DBP
- C4 or [@SBP] for SBP
You have 3 minutes to write the formula
What’s a BP categorization problem with out some pressure. So time yourself when writing this formula. Try to complete it in 3 minutes and post your answers in the comments section.
Your time starts now….
Want more challenges…
Aah, you are the kind that strive under pressure. Here are a few more challenges to keep you busy.
- Sumerian voter problem – If formula challenge
- How many Mondays between two dates?
- Sum of Top 10 values
- Can you calculate sales commission?
- More home work problems
Formulas driving your BP up?
If you find navigating the formula world confusing, murky and difficult, we got you covered. Check out my Formula Crash Course or Excel School program. Both of these offer excellent instruction on formulas for tremendous value for money. Your move, awesome.
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
Thank you and see you around.
Leave a Reply
|« How to add a line to column chart? [Charting trick]||Finding the closest school [formula vs. pivot table approach] »|