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Volunteer hours requirement calculation

Excel formula: Volunteer hours requirement calculation
Generic formula 

This examples shows how to calculate a volunteer hour requirement. The requirement is to have 15 volunteer hours, with at least 5 in each category. The formula in F6 is:


How this formula works

There are two requirements that must be satisfied, and both evaluated inside a single AND statement. The first requirement is at least 5 volunteer hours in each of the 3 categories: A, B, and C. This requirement is tested with a logical statement based on the COUNTIF function:


In the range C6:E6, we count numbers greater than or equal to 5.

The second requirement is to have at least 15 volunteer hours total. This requirement is tested with a simple logical expression based on the SUM function:


If both the the logical conditions return TRUE, the AND function will return TRUE. IF either returns FALSE, AND will return false.

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