# Calculating % with a minimum value

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I'm looking for a formula that calculates the percentage of two columns, but shows a minimum percentage of 50% if the calculation is less than that.

Is this possible to do in one column, or do I need to have one column with the percentage, and the next with an IF function?

My knowledge of functions is limited so thanks in advance for helping with a potentially basic question!

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Try this...

=IF([COVID Venue Capacity]@row / [Venue Capacity]@row < .5, .5, [COVID Venue Capacity]@row / [Venue Capacity]@row)

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edited 03/31/21
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Hi @Natasha Fox

Hope you are fine, Please add a copy of your sheet or a screenshot (after removing or replacing any sensitive information). This will make it easier for me to provide the appropriate answer to your question.

bassam.khalil2009@gmail.com

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

=IF(AVERAGEIF(ColumnOne:ColumnTwo; <>"") <= 0,5; 0,5; AVERAGEIF(ColumnOne:ColumnTwo; <>""))

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I hope that helps!

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It's really very simple but hopefully the visual helps. I am looking for the "Covid Venue Capacity %" column (the third one) to show what percentage the COVID venue capacity column is of the Venue capacity, but with a minimum of 50%.

So in the example illustrated I would want it to read 50% for the top row, and 60% for the second row and so on. In the example I have manually input the percentages.

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Thank you for the reply as well. That formula didn't work for me unfortunately

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Try this...

=IF([COVID Venue Capacity]@row / [Venue Capacity]@row < .5, .5, [COVID Venue Capacity]@row / [Venue Capacity]@row)

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@Paul Newcome This worked- thanks so much!

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Happy to help. 👍️

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