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# excel – Identify the smallest value from multiplied values

Questions:

I have the following Excel spreadsheet: In Column A you can find different products. In Column B the `number of orders` of each product and in Column C the `profit per product`.
In Column D the `total profit` for each product is calculated by multiply the values in Column B with the values in Column C.

In Column E the product with the lowest `total profit` is displayed by using the following formula:

``````=IF(D2=SMALL(\$D\$2:\$D\$7,1),"Lowest","")
``````

All this works fine so far.

Now I want to get rid of Column D because it only serves as a `helper column` in order to identify the product with the lowest `total profit`.

How do I have to modify my formula in Column E to show the lowest `total profit` without the helper Column D.

I was thinking about something like this:
`=IF(B2 x C2 =SMALL(\$B\$2:\$B\$7 x \$C\$2:\$C\$7,1),"Lowest","")`

`=IF(B2*C2 =SMALL(\$B\$2:\$B\$7*\$C\$2:\$C\$7,1),"Lowest","")` if you done it right it will wrap it in `{ }`