We can perform various tasks in **MS Excel**. It provides many different built-in functions. These functions help us to undertake numerous mathematical operations. Sometimes, we may need to calculate **ZIP **to **ZIP Mileage **for a certain purpose. But, this calculation process is not easy. Because we have to consider multiple things. In this article, we’ll show you the effective ways to **Create **a **ZIP **to **ZIP Mileage Calculator **in **Excel**.

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## 2 Effective Ways to Create ZIP to ZIP Mileage Calculator in Excel

We’ll need the **Latitudes **and the **Longitudes **along with the **ZIP **codes to find out the **ZIP **to **ZIP Mileage**. To illustrate, we’ll use a sample dataset as an example. For instance, in the following dataset, we have **ZIP **codes. We also have **Latitudes** and **Longitudes **of different locations. Here, we’ll determine the **Mileage **in the **H column**.

### 1. Create Excel Formula to Get ZIP to ZIP Mileage Calculator

The given **Latitudes **and **Longitudes **are in **Degree **format. We have to convert them to **Radian**. We’ll use **the RADIAN function** to change the format. **The SIN function** gives the **sine **of an angle. **The COS function** generates the **cosine **of the angle. **The ACOS function** will generate the **arccosine **of a number. The **arccosine **is an angle. The cosine of the angle is a number. Therefore, follow the steps below to combine all these functions to create a formula to get **ZIP **to **ZIP Mileage Calculator **in **Excel**. Lastly, we’ll multiply by **3958.8**, which is the **Radius **of the **Earth **in **Mile**.

**STEPS:**

- First, select cell
**H5**. - Then, type the formula:

`=ACOS(COS(RADIANS(90-C5))*COS(RADIANS(90-F5))+SIN(RADIANS(90-C5))*SIN(RADIANS(90-F5))*COS(RADIANS(D5-G5)))*3958.8`

- After that, press
**Enter**. Thus, it’ll return the desired output.

- Subsequently, use the
**AutoFill**tool. - Hence, you’ll see all the results in the
**H column**.

🔎 **How Does the Formula Work?**

**COS(RADIANS(90-C5))*COS(RADIANS(90-F5))+SIN(RADIANS(90-C5))*SIN(RADIANS(90-F5))*COS(RADIANS(D5-G5))**

This part of the formula returns the output of the trigonometry operators.

**ACOS(COS(RADIANS(90-C5))*COS(RADIANS(90-F5))+SIN(RADIANS(90-C5))*SIN(RADIANS(90-F5))*COS(RADIANS(D5-G5)))**

The **ACOS **function generates the inverse cosine value (**arccosine**).

**ACOS(COS(RADIANS(90-C5))*COS(RADIANS(90-F5))+SIN(RADIANS(90-C5))*SIN(RADIANS(90-F5))*COS(RADIANS(D5-G5)))*3958.8**

Lastly, the multiplication of **3958.9 **converts the output into **Miles**.

### 2. Make ZIP to ZIP Mileage Calculator Using Power Query in Excel

Another method to create the **ZIP **to **ZIP Mileage Calculator** is through the **Excel Power Query Editor**. **Power Query** tool is available in** MS Excel**. It helps to import data from various sources. We can then transform or modify the data as per our requirements. So, learn the steps below to carry out the operation.

**STEPS:**

- Firstly, go to the
**Data tab.** - There, select
**From Table/Range**.

- As a result, a dialog box will pop out.
- Now, choose your data range and press
**OK**.

- Consequently, the
**Power Query Editor**will appear. - See the below picture to understand better.

- Next, under the
**Add Column**tab, select**Custom Column**.

- Thus, the
**Custom Column**dialog box will emerge. - In the
**New column name**field, type**Lat1_Rad**or anything you wish. - Afterward, in the
**Custom column formula**box, insert the below formula:

`([Latitude] / 180) * Number.PI`

- Then, press
**OK**. - Repeat the above steps
**3**more times. In this way, it’ll return the**Latitudes**and the**Longitudes**in the**Radian format.** - In the formula section, type the respective
**Column header’s**name (**Longitude**,**Latitude3**,**Longitude4**) in**Latitude’s place.** - In the following image, you’ll see the
**4**new columns in the data range.

- Again, insert one last custom column.
- Type
**Mileage**in the**New column name field.** - After that, in the
**Custom column formula**box, input the following formula:

`Number.Acos(Number.Sin([Lat1_Rad]) * Number.Sin([Lat2_Rad]) + Number.Cos([Lat1_Rad]) * Number.Cos([Lat2_Rad]) * Number.Cos([Lon2_Rad]-[Lon1_Rad])) * 3959`

- Lastly, press
**OK**.

- Thus, it’ll return the new column named
**Mileage**with all the precise calculations.

- Now, select
**Close & Load**under the**Home tab.** - This will load the
**Power Query**findings in the**Excel**worksheet.

- Hence, it’ll return a new worksheet with all the results we found.
- In this way, you can get the
**Mileage**.

## Conclusion

Henceforth, follow the above-described methods to **Create **a **ZIP **to **ZIP Mileage Calculator **in **Excel**. Keep using them. Let us know if you have more ways to do the task. Follow **the ExcelDemy** website for more articles like this. Don’t forget to drop comments, suggestions, or queries if you have any in the comment section below.