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# Count to max value in one excel cell then contintue counting in another

Questions:

Not sure how to describe this, but here goes.
I have a work time sheet – where the first 40 hrs are paid at rate-X and 41+ are paid at rate-Y.
The data to count is in one column. Example below:

``````date worked  | hrs worked
9-6-13       | 10
9-7-13       | 8
9-8-13       | 15
9-10-13      | 12
------------------------
Total Hrs    | 45
Hrs 0-40     | **40   <formula for this?>**
Hrs 41+      | **5    <formula for this?**

Rate 0-40    | \$10
Rate 41+     | \$5

Total wage 0-40 hrs: \$400
Total wage 41+ hrs:  \$25
``````

From the example – I need to count the hrs up to for and apply the \$10/hr rate. Beyond that in a different cell continue counting and apply the \$5/hr rate. IF the hrs are less than 40 – the second rate would not apply.

Is this possible???

For the first range of 0-40 hours, you can use this:

``````=IF(B6 > 40, 40, B6)
``````

Assuming that B6 contains the total hours.

For hours 41+, you would then use:

``````=IF(B6 > 40, B6-40, 0)
``````

The total wages should now be easy 🙂

Alternates, for the first 40 hours:

``````=MIN(40,B6)
``````

For over 40 hours:

``````=MAX(0,B6-40)
``````