# Multiplication and Averages Variables

Mar 11, 2016

Hi Folks:

Brand new to Articulate Storyline 2 and not doing too badly.

Try to get fancy by having a multiplication task.

I have learners insert two number variables that need to be multiplied to create Total #1. I have another column that follows the same layout. I am having a hard time figuring out the Variable set up in Triggers to make these calculations. These are all on one slide.

Following the two columns and working out Total #1 and Total #2, I want to create the average of these two totals on a separate slide.

Going a little bug eyed from learning, thinking I am doing the right thing and not being successful.

Might seem easy but is overwhelming me right now.

Roy

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Have a look at the attached and see if that's what you want. I left the totals and averages all on one slide but you can refere to these variables anywhere in your project.

My goodness!

Thanks Michael for responding so quickly.

This means a lot to me.

What a great community here!

Appreciatively,

Roy

Hi, Roy -- Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the community!

In addition to the example Michael has shared, here are some additional resources that may be of interest, as well:

How to perform calculations in Storyline (SL1 but worth checking out!)

Interactive Calculator in Storyline 2

Use of Calculator functionality

multiplying two numeric data fields

Hope that helps, and you're welcome to to share your file so others can take a look and offer more specific advice based on your set up, too!

Roy Saunderson

My goodness!

Thanks Michael for responding so quickly.

This means a lot to me.

What a great community here!

Appreciatively,

Roy

Anything for a fellow Canadian Storyline user :-)

Definitely got it working as you had it, Michael.

Then I realized that my Values 1's and 2's were supposed to be percentages, such 10% X by 80%.

So instead of getting 800 as I do now I need to obtain 8% and then get the average of two percentages. The last part will be the easiest.

Is there a way to address multiplying percentages?

Thanks,

Roy

I guess you could one trigger that would divide the total values by 100.

Here is an updated file with percentages. I hope I understood correctly what you are trying to do.

Michael:

This was a HUGE help to have the trigger scripts. I truly appreciate this lifesaver.

I am all set up now.

Thank YOU!

Roy