# Help with formula

• Nov 22nd 2012, 08:07 AM
paul2311
Help with formula
I guys, I would ve greatfull if you could help me put this formula into simple words

 if x ≤ y and 1/08/2010 ≤ y ≤ 31/07/2011 or x > y and 1/08/2010 ≤ x ≤ 31/07/2011. Your help is much appreciated. Thank you
• Nov 22nd 2012, 10:54 AM
Soroban
Re: Help with formula
Hello, paul2311!

I see no need for the "if".

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I would be grateful if you could help me put this formula into simple words

. . . $\begin{array}{c}x \le y\text{ and }1/08/2010 \le y \le 31/07/2011\\ \text{or} \\ x > y\text{ and }1/08/2010 \le x \le 31/07/2011 \end{array}$

$\begin{array}{c}x\text{ precedes or equals }y \\\text{and}\\ y\text{ is among the dates} \\ \text{Aug. 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011} \\ \\ \text{or} \\ \\ x\text{ succeeds }y\\ \text{and} \\ x\text{ is among the dates} \\ \text{Aug. 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011} \end{array}$

• Nov 22nd 2012, 01:58 PM
paul2311
Re: Help with formula
Thank you for a prompt explanation Soroban. Could I in this instance read it as follows?

X proceeds or equals y and y between Aug 1 2010 and July 2011
Or
X succeeds y and x between Aug 1 2010 and July 2011

Thank you
• Nov 22nd 2012, 05:46 PM
Soroban
Re: Help with formula
Hello, paul2311!

Quote:

Could I in this instance read it as follows?

X proceeds or equals y and y between Aug 1 2010 and July 2011
Or
X succeeds y and x between Aug 1 2010 and July 2011

Thank you.

I would be careful with the word "between".
Some may assume that it means literally between,
. . not including the end dates.