Excel | Advanced tables exercise | Playground - Subtotals

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Software ==> Excel  (151 exercises)
Version ==> Excel 2016 and later
Topic ==> Advanced tables  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Excel training
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Open the file contained within the folder name shown above.

First sort the table into Site Type order.

Use the Subtotals menu to find:

  • The average number of days until the next check for each site type;
  • The average Swings score for each site type;
  • The average Slides score for each site type; and
  • The average Rocker score for each site type.

The Mixed group average number of days till the next check is much higher than the other categories - expand just this category to find out why.


You can see the average figures for each type of playground.

Change the subtotals so that they now show:

  • The lowest scores for each type of site for swings;
  • The lowest scores for each type of site for slides; and
  • The lowest scores for each type of site for rockers.

Your subtotals should now appear like this:

Subtotals with MIN function applied

I hope these playgrounds will be shut until safety improvements are made!

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

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only.
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