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Creating a Formula

JIM MCDONALD
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I am a newbie and am trying to create a formula for the following conditions:

There are 5 players, each makes a score. A choice is made for One or Two players to compete against the other three or four. The one or two players lowest score beats the other three or four players and is awarded a value, The other three or four players receive a negative value. This occurs 18 times and the total value earned for each player is added up.

 

Here are two examples:

Example #1

Player #2 chooses to compete against the other four players. Player #2 scores less than the other four players and wins. He is awarded a value x 4 and the other four players have a negative value. If Player #2 has a score greater than any of the other four players he losses and receives a negative value x 4 and the four players who won each receive the positive value. A tie is a tie, no valued awarded. In both cases the 5 values should balance as zero.

Example #2

Player #2 chooses to partner with Player #5. One or both of the individual scores by players #2 & #5 is less than the other three players. Players #2 & #5 win 1.5 x the value, the other three players have a negative value. If Players #2 & 5 have an individual score greater than any of the other four players they lose and receives a negative value x 1.5 and the four players who won each receive the positive value. In both cases the 5 values should balance as zero. A tie is a tie and no value is awarded.