excel practical

Excel Practical 1

Creating a Cost Comparison Worksheet and Chart

Problem: You have decided to purchase a new minivan but want to compare various dealer prices to prices you found listed on the World Wide Web. You are ordering a Ford Windstar SEL with the six options (security system, engine block heater, entertainment system, front side airbags, floor console, and trailer tow package) listed in Table E2-1 below. Create a worksheet to compare prices for this vehicle with prices from the World Wide Web and three different dealers.

Instructions:

  • Use the techniques learned to create a worksheet that includes the data provided in Table E2-1.
  • Do not copy the Column Letters or Row numers.Just the data to EXCEL.
  • Bold and center the title across cells A1:G1.
  • Using a BLACK color, fill in cells F13 and G13
  • Calculater the Grand Totals
  • Look for the Maximum costs for each
  • Look for the Minimum costs for each
  • Format the numbers with appropriate formatting
  • Format the table.You decide how to format it and choose the colors
  • Include a 3D column chart that compares the security package and trailer tow package prices for all of the dealers
  • Move the chart to a new worksheet
  • Call the worksheet:Comparison Chart.
  • Rename the worksheet with the table to Comparison
  • Color the tab GREEN
  • Adjust the document properties
  • Save the workbook as Yourname_P1, where Yourname is your own name.
  • Name
  • Tags (minimum of 3 – deparated by commas)

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

1

Cost Comparison Sheet

2

Make: Ford

3

Color: Blue/Silver

4

Model:Escape

5

Pricing Information

WWW

Dealer A

Dealer B

Dealer C

MIN

MAX

6

Security package

512

694

724

582

7

Engine block heater

265

228

249

349

8

Entertainment system

1248

1842

1649

1403

9

Front side airbags

563

463

538

511

10

Floor console

342

283

267

233

11

Trailer tow package

697

501

571

566

12

Base price

36254

37956

36221

38745

13

Grand totals

Table E2-1

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