Highlight a number of cells at the top of the page. Then with the cursor over these cells right click. Scroll down to the format cell.
Click on the ‘alignment’ tab. Tick the merge cell tab press the ok button
Add a meaning full title use the format options to format the text to 16 point Arial
Add three column titles; Name, Shoe size and height. Move the cursor up to the boundary between the C & D double click the left button
Add the names of the people in your group to the first column
Add the shoe size of the group in the next column
Click on the sheet two tab. Create the table shown here.
Add the feet and inches headings under the height heading.
Click back to sheet 1. Place the cursor on the cell containing the first name press and hold the left button drag the cursor down to the last name. Place the cursor over the highlighted area and right click once. Click the copy button.
Click back to sheet 2. Place the cursor on the cell you want the first name copied to. Right click to bring up the menu bar. Click the paste button.
Measure the height of your class mates in feet and inches. Enter the data into your spread sheet.
In cell under height in inches enter the following formula All formulas start with ‘=Sum’ this tells the program that there is a calculation that it needs to perform. All information to be calculated need to be with in brackets. The sum in the green brackets will be calculated first. Click on the cell yon want to perform the calculation on then multiply * by 12 (because there are 12 inches to a foot) The sum in the black brackets will be performed second. Once the first calculation has been performed add + the second cell and close the bracket, this tells the program the calculations are complete.
FunctionMathematical symbol Excel symbol Add++ Subtract-- Divide÷/ Multiplyx*
Highlight the next cells in the column using the left mouse button. Press the right button once to bring up the menu. Paste the formula using the indicated button on the menu. This pasts the formula into the cells and will calculate the correct amounts for the data in the cells
We are going to use the following formula to convert the measurements in inches to meters Start with ‘=sum’ as before open two brackets. Click on the cell you want to perform the conversion on and multiply it by 25.4 (there are 25.4mm in an inch) Now divide the number you have just calculated by 1000 as the number is in mm and you want it in meters. (there are 1000mm in a meter.
Enter the formula in to the cell. Once the formula is entered copy and paste the formula into the other cells as before
Click the ‘AutoSum’ button. This will add all of the figures up in that column.
In the cell next to mean start the formula with =Sum( then click on to the cell with the height total in it this will enter the cell name into the formula. Use the divide symbol “/” and enter the number of people in your data set. Close bracket and press return. Display your mean to two decimal places.