## Explanation

This formula uses the value in cell F7 for a lookup value, the range B6:C10 for the lookup table, the number 2 to indicate "2nd column", and zero as the last argument to force an exact match.

Although in this case we are mapping text values to numeric outputs, the same formula can handle text to text, or numbers to text.

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