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In Excel, you can use the** >=** operator to check if a value in a given cell is greater than or equal to some value.

To use this operator in an IF function, you can use the following syntax:

=IF(C2>=20, "Yes", "No")

For this particular formula, if the value in cell **C2** is greater than or equal to 20, the function returns “Yes.”

Otherwise it returns “No.”

The following examples show how to use this syntax in practice.

**Example: Create IF Function to Return Yes or No in Excel**

Suppose we have the following dataset in Excel that contains information about various basketball players:

We can type the following formula into cell **D2 **to return “Yes” if the number of points in cell **C2** is equal to or greater than 20:

=IF(C2>=20, "Yes", "No")

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column D:

The formula returns either “Yes” or “No” in each row depending on whether or not the points value in column C is greater than or equal to 20.

Note that you can also use the greater than or equal to sign (**>=**) to compare the value in two cells.

For example, suppose we have the following dataset that shows the number of points scored and allowed by various basketball players:

We can type the following formula into cell **E2 **to return “Yes” if the number of points in cell **C2** is equal to or greater than the number of points allowed in cell **D2**:

=IF(C2>=D2, "Yes", "No")

We can then drag and fill this formula down to each remaining cell in column E:

The formula returns either “Yes” or “No” in each row depending on whether or not the points value in column C is greater than or equal to the corresponding points value in column D.

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common tasks in Excel:

Excel: How to Use an IF Function with 3 Conditions

Excel: How to Use an IF Function with Range of Values

Excel: How to Use an IF Function with Dates