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# Saudi Palacios Excel Exercise #1

Percent of
Total
Totals for Monthly
January February March 1st Quarter Expenses
Auto Loan 346.88 346.88 346.88 1040.64 13.1%
Car insurance 180.43 180.43 180.43 541.29 6.8%
Cell phone 80.73 56.78 110.52 248.03 3.1%
Entertainment 100 100 400 600 7.6%
Food 150 150 150 450 5.7%
Housing 425 425 425 1275 16.1%
Internet 40 40 40 120 1.5%
Medical 118 118 118 354 4.5%
Miscellaneous 500 100 100 700 8.8%
Tuition 2600 2600 32.8%

## Monthly Totals 4541.04 1517.09 1870.83 7928.96

Average
Monthly
Expenses 2642.987

## Directions For Excel Exercise # 1

Step 1 Click on A1 and then click on the text in the Formula bar to type in your name and press Enter.
Step 2 Select A1 to F1, merge these cells together using the Merge and Center button in the Alignment group under the
Step 3 With A1 still as the Active Cell, change the font and/or the font size to something bigger.
Increase the "white space" around the title by increasing the height of row 1 a bit by either dragging the border b
Step 4 row 1 and 2. The height will be shown in the tool tip in both POINTS and PIXELS. An alternate method is to righ
and choose Row Height. In this case the height will only be shown in POINTS. The exact amount is unimportant
Step 5 In B2 type January
Step 6 With the Active Cell still B2, drag the Fill Series handle to cells to the right to automatically type February and Ma
Step 7 Click on F2 to make it the Active Cell. The Home tab should still be visible so in the Alignment group click on the
Also in the Alignment group, click the Bottom Align button in the top row of buttons in the group. (If you hover ove
Step 8
will pop up and tell you which button is which.)
Step 9 Make the same formatting choices for both E2 and A16.
Increase the width of column A enough to see the full expense category labels in A3 to A14 by any of these meth
Step 10 border between the labels for column A and B to the right OR right-click on the column A label and choose Colum
automatically size a column (or row) by double-clicking the right (or bottom) border.
Step 11 In cell E3 type in the formula: =SUM(B3:D3) and press enter
Step 12 Click on E3 again to make it the Active Cell and then use the Fill Series handle to drag down to E12
Step 13 In B14 type the formula: =SUM(B3:B12) and press enter
Step 14 Click on B14 again to make it the Active Cell and then drag the Fill Series handle to the right to column E
Step 15 In B16 type the formula: =AVERAGE(B14:D14) and press enter
Step 16 In F3 type the formula: =E3/E14 and press enter
Click on F3 again and then in the Number group under the Home tab click on the Percentage button and then th
Step 17
button so the cell is formatted to show numbers to one tenth of a percent.
Step 18 With the Active Cell still F3, drag the Fill Series handle down to row 12.
You know see a series of error messages of #DIV/0 which means division by zero. The problem is the fill series
Step 19
divisor down to blank cells so we have to tell it to use the same divisor all the time.
Click on F3 again and edit the formula to read: =E3/\$E\$14 and press enter. The dollar sign is used in Excel form
Step 20 ABSOLUTE ADDRESSES meaning those cell references in a formula will not change when the Fill Series handl
copied to another location
Step 21 Now, click on F3 again and drag the fill series handle down to row 12.
Step 22 Save this file on your USB drive using the file name of ExcelExercise1_YourName.xls
Step 23 Go into the Excel folder in the Assignment section of Blackboard and turn in this file.
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