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Numbers to Feet

Numbers to Feet

Numbers to Feet

I am trying to convert a number or part of a number to repersent feet. I know the formunla   1.25' = 1'-4" but I  want to entry 1.25 and the cell display 1'-4" so I can complete the formunla.  
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RE: Numbers to Feet

The following thread discusses converting sexagesimal to decimal, but the principle is the same:


RE: Numbers to Feet

.25 feet = 3 inches...

Anyway, with 1.25 ft in cell C7, split it up into an interger and a remainder, viz:

in cell D7 you have +int(C7), that equals 1
in cell E7 you have + mod(C7,1), that equals .25

Then, to get the format you want, put

in cell F7 put +CONCATENATE(D7,"'","-",E7*12,"''"), that equals 1'-3"

Note, cell F7 now contains a text string, but it's what you want.

RE: Numbers to Feet

A slight refinement of DaveViking's method would be to use
=CONCATENATE(INT(F5),"' - ",12*(F5-INT(F5)),"''")
which only uses one extra cell, and it's still a text string.

RE: Numbers to Feet

Also you can try playing with the cell format. Choose format-cells-number-custom-type: #' -??/12 .Then 1.25 will look like 1'-3/12.

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