# latex multicolumn formatting error

Essentially I would like the word 'likelihood' to be in the fifth column of the fifth row. With the fourth column of the fifth row having no border except on it's right edge. How would i go about achieving that?

\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{ | p{2.5cm} | p{2.5cm} | p{2.5cm} | p{2.5cm} | p{2.5cm} |  }
\hline
Impact & High & Medium & High & Critical\\
\hline

\multicolumn{1}{c|}{}  & Medium & Low &  Medium & High\\
\cline{2-5}

\multicolumn{1}{c|}{} & Low & Low & Low & Medium \\
\cline{2-5}

\multicolumn{2}{c|}{} & Low & Medium & High \\
\cline{3-5}

\multicolumn{2}{c|} Likelihood & & \\
\cline{3-5}

\end{tabular}
\end{center}


Just change the lines

\multicolumn{2}{c|} Likelihood & & \\
\cline{3-5}


to

\multicolumn{4}{c|}{} & Likelihood\\
\cline{5-5}


A full MWE (minimum working example):

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}

\noindent
\begin{tabular}{ | *{5}{p{2cm}|}  }
\hline
Impact & High & Medium & High & Critical\\
\hline
\multicolumn{1}{c|}{}  & Medium & Low &  Medium & High\\
\cline{2-5}
\multicolumn{1}{c|}{} & Low & Low & Low & Medium \\
\cline{2-5}
\multicolumn{2}{c|}{} & Low & Medium & High \\
\cline{3-5}
\multicolumn{4}{c|}{} & Likelihood\\
\cline{5-5}
\end{tabular}

\end{document}

• Great answer, worked. Have a merry christmas my dude. – dipl0 Dec 25 '17 at 1:48