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I was recently asked about generating random numbers in Excel – for example if you have a list of  numbered questionnaires and you need to randomly check 20 of them, how can you use Excel to  the generate random number required.

Today I’m not going to use a video (but if you would find one useful – let me know!)

1. Click where you want to start generating your random numbers e.g. you want to generate 10 random numbers between 1 and 50
2. Use the RandBetween function –
3. Do this by typing in =Randbetween and Excel will then give you the structure for it.
4. In the Bottom enter 1 and in the Top enter 50
5. Copy down for 10 cells – you’ve got your random numbers
7. Click Copy
8. Go to Home – Paste – Paste Values – to capture these numbers
9. Note that because it’s random, you can sometimes get repeating numbers.

As always, hope you found this useful!

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