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 Excel Boffins: Help With Formulae?
 ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted Thu Apr 15 2010 11:49:26 UTC (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

 Evening, I want to set out a spreadsheet to keep track exercise mileage for bike riding, but I'm not sure how I'd go about it. My bike computer measures in metres, which isn't an issue. I've looked online for a formula that would allow me to convert that to miles/kms in separate columns (I know that'd be 2 different formulae) but it's got me stumped (I hate excel, I had to use it at school and I've forgotten everything I used to know unfortunately). I'd like the average MPH as well but that's not a major issue to work out by hand, I'd just rather let a computer do that   I know how to set it out basically (it'll be sorted by "Week Starting" then I'll have my week total at the bottom of each week, that part is easy), but the convert one has got me stuck. Thanks in advance, guys.
 casinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5097 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted Thu Apr 15 2010 12:47:08 UTC (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

 Something like this A B C D E Date Time (Hours) Time (minutes) Meters KM Miles MPH 7/6/2009 1 30 21000 21 13.04879504 8.699196691 7/12/2009 2 40 39000 39 24.2334765 9.087553686 1/12/2010 3 0 100,000 100 62.13711922 20.71237307 Convert Meters to Kilometers =+CONVERT(\$D5,"m","km") Convert Meters to Miles =+CONVERT(\$D5,"m","mi") MPH =CONVERT(D5,"m","mi")/(\$B5+\$C5/60) Much prettier in the actual spreadsheet. IM me with your email , if you want the template.[Edited 2010-04-15 12:48:15]
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 StarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3454 posts, RR: 10 Reply 2, posted Thu Apr 15 2010 16:10:21 UTC (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

 Quoting ajd1992 (Thread starter):I want to set out a spreadsheet to keep track exercise mileage for bike riding, but I'm not sure how I'd go about it. My bike computer measures in metres, which isn't an issue. I've looked online for a formula that would allow me to convert that to miles/kms in separate columns (I know that'd be 2 different formulae) but it's got me stumped (I hate excel, I had to use it at school and I've forgotten everything I used to know unfortunately). I'd like the average MPH as well but that's not a major issue to work out by hand, I'd just rather let a computer do that

In case you don't know the conversion factors off the top of your head, these might make the formulas a bit easier because its just a simple multiplication/division of one cell to the factor you need.

These are the only one I think you will need

1 km = 1000 meters
1 km = 0.621 miles (approximately)
1 mile = 1610.3 meters (approximately)

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 Aaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8466 posts, RR: 26 Reply 3, posted Thu Apr 15 2010 16:25:12 UTC (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2118 times:

 Quoting ajd1992 (Thread starter):I hate excel, I had to use it at school and I've forgotten everything I used to know unfortunately

You may hate it but really need to know it well. Just about any job worth anything makes use of it some time or another.

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 ajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted Thu Apr 15 2010 18:41:57 UTC (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

 Quoting StarAC17 (Reply 2): In case you don't know the conversion factors off the top of your head, these might make the formulas a bit easier because its just a simple multiplication/division of one cell to the factor you need. These are the only one I think you will need 1 km = 1000 meters 1 km = 0.621 miles (approximately) 1 mile = 1610.3 meters (approximately)

I know all the conversions, I was brought up using both, I just don't know the formulas. I haven't used excel in nearly 3 years to be fair.

 Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 3):You may hate it but really need to know it well. Just about any job worth anything makes use of it some time or another.

Yeah I know but I don't use it, so I've fallen out of practice.

 JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3648 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted Thu Apr 15 2010 18:47:42 UTC (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

 If you're data is in cell C5 and its 5000 meters which you want to convert to KM in cell D5 it is as follows: =(C5/1000) The answer in D5 will be "5" Drag the formula down by clicking and holding the black thing in the bottom of the first cell if you want to convert all the distances in the "C" column to meters.
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