Hello

I’m having problems making my own e-skate spreadsheet.

As you can see, I’m working on this middle equation about power required to go up an incline.

Now, I can get the correct answer via my iPad calculator as seen below which would round up to 502 watts. See my calculations in the history box at the bottom left…

For some reason I just cannot get the damn equation to work in Openoffice Calc (Excel) as you can see below. 1km/h is 0.277778 meters a second, so I multiply by speed.

Have not done any math for ages now and am just about to give up after trying to fix this for about an hour. Google was great to find SIN and Power functions, but still…

Any pointers?