It’s often useful to determine if one value is greater than or equal to another value. With formulas, this is easy to do with a spreadsheet. Let’s learn how to work with greater than or equal to in Excel.
How to Work With Greater Than or Equal To in Excel
Imagine you have a list of points scored to enter a competition. At a glance, you want to evaluate if each score meets the minimum score required to enter.
Let’s say the minimum score is 100. Anyone with 100 or above is entered.
To run this analysis in Excel, you can use greater than or equal to, paired with a simple IF statement.
Begin by clicking into cell A2. Begin writing a formula by typing =IF(.
Next, you need your condition, which is where you’ll use greater than or equal to here. Remember, we want anything greater than or equal to 100.
Continue by typing B2>=100. So far, your formula reads =IF(B2>=100.
Recall that 100 or greater means the contestant is entered. Making sure to use the quotation marks, type “Entered”,”Not Entered”)
Your complete formula reads:
Hit Enter on your keyboard, then drag the formula into your other cells. You’ll see that scores that are greater than or equal to 100 show as Entered, while those below 100 show as Not Entered.
You can make these values say whatever you’d like. Just change out the text between quotes.
When to Use Greater Than or Equal To in Excel
This is just one example of how greater than or equal to can be used for practical analysis. Consider these options:
- Sales contests
- Pass/fail student grades
- Values above or below a target
- Finishing speeds relative to a record
Excel makes measuring greater than or equal to quick and easy, with just a few characters in a formula.