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Timesheet start and end formula
I need some assistance with a spreadsheet. Student workers need to enter several start and end times and calculate for two week timesheet. The initial spreadsheet had three start/end columns which calculated correctly. The user requested two more start/end columns. I tried updating the formula but cannot get it to work. Appreciate any assistance.

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Thank you, what was I missing? I copied the formula and was able to calculate for new rows; however when user tested by changing times she could not get the formula to update. I also tested by changing some of the existing start/end times and total # hours stayed at 8. For example, try changing first start time from 8:00 to 6:00. Total hours would be 10. Thanks again for assistance.

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Mlynn,
As originally written the formula caps the hours at 8! e.g. =If(.......>8,8,......)
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Hi
Instead of using the long formula..
=IF(((D9C9)+(F9E9)+(H9G9)+(J9I9)+(L9K9))*24>8,8,((D9C9)+(F9E9)+(H9G9)+(J9I9)+(L9K9))*24)
..you can use this shorter formula:
=MIN(((D9C9)+(F9E9)+(H9G9)+(J9I9)+(L9K9))*24,8)
see attached workbook.
Essentially, this is
=MIN(hours,8)
If hours=0, the formula returns 0 (e.g. for 'empty rows)
If hours = 6, the formula returns 6 (since this is 'smaller' than 8)
If hours = 10, the formula returns 8 (sin 8 is smaller than 10, i.e. 8 is the maximum hours permitted)
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