I have to revert a scale of 1-13 to 1-5, any advice on how to do / automate this? TIA 🙌🏽

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=([cell reference]/13)*5


Extra column, =(old value/13)*5
Bonus points for making 13 & 5 flexible by using a cell reference rather than hard coded numbers.


Ahhh I see! Thank you. So if I had something where the bottom of the range was 0 like 0-3, and I wanted to convert it to 1-5, would I still need to subtract the one or no?

Use this formula, where x is the value you want to scale, a is the minimum value you want (1), and b is the maximum value you want (5).

This method is known as min-max scaling and is commonly used by data scientists around the world.

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Lookup formula?

Not sure if i quite understand fully but if the old scale translates to the new scale consistently (i.e. 1-3 in original scale would always translate to 1 of new scale, 4-6 would translate to 2, etc.) then a simple lookup would suffice. Create a mapping table and apply to data using your preferred lookup method.

Where are you having trouble with excel in reducing the scale?

Subtract 8


For all the answers prior to this point….If you also need it to only be 1, 2,3,4 or 5 then throw a round function on your formula.

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