dreadful title, sorry. I have a problem that I cannot solve despite trying for a couple of hours now.

I have a google sheet with a field that has values, like "£240K - £2.4M" - I've found a way to split these over two columns using:


So this will split them and remove the "£", "K", and "M". However, I also need to be able to convert £240k into 240000 rather than 240. I've found a way to do this using:


What I want to be able to do is combine the two. So that I extract the value before and after the "-" but also convert this to be the full value.

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Anyone able to offer some assistance with this?

Just to note, the values could be "£240K - £1.4M", "£240K - £400K", or £25M - £75M" so it's not always thousands and millions, it could be any combination. I just need to split them and format them for maths.

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UPDATE: This formula would take both values, calculate and split them in two:


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Try with this formula:


It will take the numbers before K and multiply by 1000 and before M 1000000

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  • Hello, thank you for your reply. I've updated the original question with an image. I wanted the two values split over two cells, so: £240k - £2.4m in A1 becomes: 240000 in B1 and 2400000 in C1.
    – Adam
    Commented Nov 23, 2022 at 13:48

You could also try:


representing K and M in exponential notation.

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