Excel | Advanced charts exercise | Sales - Regression Scatter Charts and Trendlines

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Software ==> Excel  (151 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2016 and later
Topic ==> Advanced charts  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Excel training
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Open the file contained within the folder name shown above.

Select all the data and press F11 to create a chart.

Change the chart type to a Scatter chart and change the axis scale to start at 20000 and end at 40000.  You might also like to edit the marker and the grid options.  Your Scatter chart should now be similar to this:

Scatter Chart

The next step is to add a regression Trendline.

Select the scatter chart markers and ask Excel to insert a Trendline:


A linear trendline is a good place to start if you're not sure.

You can display the trendline equation on the chart which can be useful:


Displaying the trendline equation.

Format the trend line to emphasize it better:

Scatter chart with Trendline

The trendline helps to give a clearer picture of the data.

Use Save As... to save the file in your own new Excel work folder. 

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