Functions Max Ms-Excel 2010 – 4

*** Make sure you have the Measurements spreadsheet open you created in the last chapter.

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The cell highlighted is called B11. You can see the formula in the formula bar =SUM(B4:B10). You are going to try to enter the formula in another way.

*** Click in cell B11
*** Press the delete key.
*** Type =sum(
*** Now click in cell B4 and hold the left mouse button down while you drag down to cell B10.
*** Type ) to finish the formula.
*** Press Enter, Click in cell B11 again and the formula You will see now why we changed this formula.
The AVERAGE function

*** Click in cell B13
*** Type =average(
*** Click in cell B4 and drag down to cell B1.

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Type ) to finish the formula

*** Press Enter. The answer will now appear

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*** In cell C13 find the average weight in the same way.
*** In cell D13 find the average foot length.

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MAX and MIN functions

*** Click on cell B15
*** Type =max( in the cell
*** Click in cell B4 and drag down to cell B10.
*** Type ) to finish the formula.

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*** Press Enter. The Answer will appear.
*** Complete the other formulas in row 15.

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*** Use the Min function to find the minimums.

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What if?

What if you needed to add another person to your list? The first thing we would need to do would be to add another row.

*** Click in the row header for row 10 with the right click of the mouse.

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*** In the menu that appears select insert. This will create a new row.
*** In this new row add these details David Rice for the name and 122 for the height.

You will notice that the max, min and average formula now has a green corner. This is because these formulas only include the cells B4 to B9 and does not include B10.

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Excel is asking if you need to change the formula and the data has changed, which we do.

*** Alter the formula in the formula bar to include cell B14 for average.

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*** Alter the formula in the formula bar to include cell C14 and D14 for weight and foot length.
*** Now add 60 for his weight and 24cm for his foot length.
*** You will need to change the formulas to include row 10.
*** Your spreadsheet should not look like this.

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*** Please check your formulas in the formula bar, they should look like this.

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*** Save your spreadsheet

 

 

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