Category: CALCULATION

A tournament has 18 participating teams with 25 players in each team.  Each team has to play five rounds of the Tournament and not all players play all rounds.  Scores earned by each player in each round are shown in individual cells.  If a player does not play a round, that cell is left empty. The task […]

Assume numbers are typed in range A1:A2 of multiple worksheets in a workbook.  The task is the compute the MODE of these numbers.  Mode is defined as the value which appears most frequently in a range of cells.  So, if one types 1,3,4,3,5,6 in range A1:A6, then the mode will be 3 – 3 appears maximum number of times in […]

Assume per diem travel rates vary by block of dates (from and to).  So, assume the per diem rate for travel dates between 26/2/2013 and 28/2/2013 is Rs. 78,000/day.  Likewise, if a person travels between 1/3/2013 and 25/3/2013, the per diem rate applicable is Rs. 70,000/day.  With different travel dates (from and to) specified per traveller, the […]

Assume a “Labour utilisation” report which shows day wise tasks performed by different employees (row labels are task names, column labels are days and data in the matrix shows employee names).  Each employee can perform multiple tasks on the same day and same task on multiple days. Given a list of all employees, one may want to answer […]

Assume a stock purchase sheet which details the daily stock purchase of various Raw material at various per unit prices.  On another sheet, the closing stock of each Raw material type is entered.  In issuing Raw Material, one may want to follow the First In First Out (FIFO) method accounting which assumes the Raw material issued […]

Assume the following sentences in range B2:B6 B2 – This is an Apple Pie B3 – An apple a day keeps a doctor away B4 – These Pears, apples and mangoes are sweet B5 – In this season, prices of mangoes have increased B6 – This is a glass of Guava juice In range B9:B10, type […]

Assume the following dates in range B4:B8 B4 – 29/09/2011 B5 – 04/10/2012 B6 – 05/10/2012 B7 – 07/10/2014 B8 – 15/07/2015 One may want to count dates which are within 365 days of each other.  The answer should be four.  The four dates are: 1. 04/10/2012 2. 05/10/2012 3. 07/10/2014 4. 15/07/2015 The formula […]