Excel is a popular and useful tool for analyzing large sets of data. Now, wouldn’t it be great if we could add decision-making ability to our spreadsheet? Sounds complex, right? Wrong! In this article, we’ll demonstrate 4 easy ways to use **if-then** formula between two numbers in Excel.

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## 4 Ways to Return Expected Output If a Value Lies Between Two Numbers in Excel

Firstly, let us dwell a little upon what is the If-Then formula.

In a nutshell, Excel’s **IF-THEN** formula adds decision-making ability to a worksheet. Simply put, it checks whether a condition is true or false and performs a particular task based on the condition.

Considering the **Employees Age List** dataset shown in the **B4:C13 **cells. In this dataset, we have the **Names** of the employees and their **Ages** respectively.

Here, we have used *Microsoft Excel 365* version, you may use any other version according to your convenience.

__Method-1__: Using AND Function to Return Output Based on the Condition

Let’s begin with the simplest way to use the **IF-THEN** formula between two numbers. Here, we’ll use the **AND function** to check if the *Age* of employees lies between **25** and **30** years. So, let’s see the process in detail.

📌 ** Steps**:

- First of all, go to the
**D5**cell and enter the formula given below.

`=AND(C5>=$G$6,C5<=$G$5)`

Here, the **C5**, **G5**, and **G6** cells refer to the *Age*, *Upper Limit*, and *Lower Limit* respectively.

📃 *Note: **Please make sure to use **Absolute Cell Reference** by pressing the F4 key on your keyboard.*

**Formula Breakdown:**

**AND(C5>=$G$6,C5<=$G$5) →**checks whether all the arguments are**TRUE,**and returns**TRUE**if all the arguments are**TRUE**. Here,**C5>=$G$6**is theargument, and*logical1***C5<=$G$5**is theargument since both arguments are*logical2***TRUE**so the function returns the output**TRUE**.**Output → TRUE**

- Then, use the
**Fill Handle Tool**to copy the formula into the cells below.

Finally, your result should look like the image shown below.

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__Method-2__: Utilizing IF and AND Functions

The second method for the **IF-THEN** formula between two numbers combines the **AND** and **IF** functions to return a string of text based on the results. It’s simple & easy, just follow along.

📌 ** Steps**:

- First and foremost, move to the
**D5**cell and type in the expression given below.

`=IF(AND(C5>=$G$6,C5<=$G$5),"Yes","No")`

In this formula, the **C5**, **G5**, and **G6** cells refer to the *Age*, *Upper Limit*, and *Lower Limit* respectively.

**Formula Breakdown:**

**AND(C5>=$G$6,C5<=$G$5) →**checks whether all the arguments are**TRUE,**and returns**TRUE**if all the arguments are**TRUE**. Here,**C5>=$G$6**is theargument and*logical1***C5<=$G$5**is theargument since both arguments are*logical2***TRUE**so**the AND function**returns the output**TRUE**.**Output → TRUE**

**=IF(AND(C5>=$G$6,C5<=$G$5), “Yes”, “No”) →**checks whether a condition is met and returns one value if**TRUE**and another value if**FALSE**. Here,**AND(C5>=$G$6,C5<=$G$5)**is theargument that compares if the age in the*logical_test***C5**cell is greater than equal to*Upper Limit*in the**G6**cell and if the date in**C5**is less than equal to the*Lower Limit*in the**G5**cell. If this statement is**TRUE**, then the function returns “**Yes”**(argument) otherwise it returns*value_if_true***“No”**(argument).*value_if_false***Output → Yes**

Lastly, the output should look like the picture given below.

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__Method-3__: Applying Conditional Formatting

Another way to use if-then formula between two numbers in Excel involves utilizing the **Conditional Formatting** option. So, let’s begin.

📌 ** Steps**:

- Firstly, jump to the
**D5**cell and enter the following formula.

`=AND(C5>=$G$6,C5<=$G$5)`

In the above formula, the **C5**, **G5**, and **G6** cells indicate the *Age*, *Upper Limit*, and *Lower Limit* respectively.

- Next, select the range of cells
**D5:D13**>> under the**Home**tab, click the**Conditional Formatting**drop-down >> select the**New Rule**option.

In an instant, the **New Formatting Rule **wizard pops up.

- Next, choose the
**Use a formula to determine which cells to format**option. - Then, in the
**Rule Description**enter the following formula.

`=AND(C5>=$G$6,C5<=$G$5)`

- Now, click on the
**Format**box to specify the cell color.

This opens the **Format Cells **wizard.

- In turn, click the
**Fill**tab >> choose a color of your liking, for example, we’ve chosen*Light Green*color >> hit the**OK**button.

Consequently, the results should look like the screenshot shown below.

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__Method-4__: Using AND, MIN, and MAX Functions

What if the two numbers are in different columns? Our next method is the answers this exact question. Here, we’ll combine the **AND**, **MIN**, and **MAX **functions to check if a third number lies between these two numbers.

Let’s consider the **Numbers List** dataset in the **B4:D13** cells. Here, the dataset shows a **Start Value**, **End Value**, and **Number **respectively.

📌 ** Steps**:

- In the first place, proceed to the
**E5**cell and type in the expression given below.

`=AND(D5>=MIN(B5,C5),D5<=MAX(B5,C5))`

Here, the **B5**, **C5**, and **D5 **cells represent the *Start Value*, *End Value*, and *Number*.

**Formula Breakdown:**

**AND(D5>=MIN(B5,C5),D5<=MAX(B5,C5)) →**checks whether all the arguments are**TRUE,**and returns**TRUE**if all the arguments are**TRUE**. Here,**D5>=MIN(B5,C5)**is theargument that checks if the value in the*logical1***D5**cell is greater than equal to the larger of the two values in the**B5**and**C5**cells. Likewise,**D5<=MAX(B5,C5)**is theargument that checks if the value in the*logical2***D5**cell is less than equal to the smaller of the two values in the**B5**and**C5**cells. If both the arguments are**TRUE**the function returns**TRUE**.**Output → TRUE**

Finally, the output should look like the image given below.

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## Employing COUNTIFS Function to Count Between Two Numbers

If you want to count the number of occurrences between two numbers, you can use the **COUNTIFS** **function**. So, let’s see it in action.

📌 ** Steps**:

- At the very beginning, navigate to the
**F6**cell and type in the expression given below.

`=COUNTIFS(C5:C13,"<=30",C5:C13,">=25")`

Here, the **C5:C13** range of cells represents the *Age* of the employees, while **30** and **25** are the *Upper* and *Lower Limits* respectively.

**Formula Breakdown:**

**COUNTIFS(C5:C13,”<=30″,C5:C13,”>=25″) →**counts the number of cells specified by a given set of conditions or criteria. Here,**C5:C13**is theargument, and*criteria_range1***“<=30”**is theargument which counts all the*criteria1**Age*values that are less than equal to**30**. Next, the second set of**C5:C13**is theargument, and*criteria_range2***“<=30”**is theargument which counts the values that are greater than equal to*criteria2***25**. The*Age*values between**25**and**30**are shown in the output.**Output → 5**

Subsequently, the results should look like the screenshot given below.

## Practice Section

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## Conclusion

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