Exercise: Expressions - error in population density

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Category ==> Access 2010  (66 exercises)
Topic ==> Advanced queries  (16 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Courses ==> Access Querying  /  Access Developers
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Open the database in the above folder.

Create a new field called Density which calculates the population density of each country (in a moment we will compare this with the one which is already in the table):

Access 2010 exercise - Advanced queries (image 1)

Density is equal to Population/SquareMiles

Save this query as PopulationDensity, then close it down.

Create another query based on the first one which includes a new field showing the error between the PeoplePerSquareMile field report and the Density field that you have calculated:

Access 2010 exercise - Advanced queries (image 2)

Use the ABS function to return the absolute value of the error

Sorting as above should revealt that the biggest error reported is for Libya, but that most countries' population densities are correctly calculated.

Save your query as PopulationDensityErrors, then close it and the database down.

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