I'm new to coding even more so on excel or google sheet. I'm currently trying to make a simple Combination and Permutation calculator based on a true or false statement in a tickbox, if true then it will calculate the combination of n and r. If false then it will calculate the permutation of n and r.

Here's a little demonstration of what I'm trying to achieve:

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So, I would like to make an "if statement" that checks the true or false statement in C5, then if it's true, simply do "=COMBIN(B3, D3)" and if it's false, then do "=PERMUT(B3, D3)". Then print the result to C10.


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The checkbox in cell C5 will be true when the box is ticked, and false when unticked, so you can just use this simple formula in cell C10:

=if( C5, combin(B3, D3), permut(B3, D3) )

  • thanks! That makes it clearer Commented Aug 11, 2021 at 16:26

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