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I am using Excel to try to come up with a schedule for when I will be doing my rounds. I have to do them wwithin thirty (30) minutes from the last time and I don't want to go less than 25 minutes apart. I also don't care if some are 30 mins.

Therefore how do I come up with a formula where I add a random time interval between 25 and 30 minutes to the previous row's time value?

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closed as not a real question by Oliver Salzburg Aug 24 '12 at 0:06

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If rand() returns a pseudo-random number between 0 and 1.0 inclusive, then the the next interval is 5*rand() + 25. – sawdust Aug 23 '12 at 23:32

Let's say in A1 you enter the time of the first round:


Then you can create the following formula in A2:


(Replace semicolons with commas if that's what your regional settings dictate.)
And copy/paste that cell downwards for as many rounds you need to run.

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