Excel Project 2

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Summary
Create a Microsoft Excel file with four worksheets that provides extensive use of Excel capabilities
including creating a pivot table, graphing, and written analysis and recommendations in support of a
business enterprise.
A large rental car company has two metropolitan locations, one at the airport and another centrally
located in downtown. It has been operating since 2015 and each location summarizes its car rental
revenue quarterly. Both locations rent two classes of cars: economy and premium. Rental revenue is
maintained separately for the two classes of rental vehicles.
The data for this case resides in the file Excel Project 2-Data.txt and can be downloaded by clicking
on the Assignments tab, then on the data tile name. It is a text file with the file type .txt).
Do not create your own data. You must use the data provided and only the data provided.
Requirement Points
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a. Open Excel and save a blank worksheet with the
following name:
“Student’s First InitialLast Name Excel Project 2”
Example: JSmith Excel Project 2
b. Set Page Layout to Landscape
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Use Print Preview to
review how
spreadsheet would
print.
2 Change the name of the worksheet to Analysis by. 0.1
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In the Analysis by worksheet, enter the four labels
vertically in column A in the following order: Name:,
Class/Section:, Project:, Date Due: with a row between
each label, please note the colon, : , after each label.
It may be necessary to adjust the column width so the
four labels are clearly visible.
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Use the following
text format:
Arial 10 point
Align values Right in
the cell
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a. In the Analysis by worksheet, with all entries in
column C, enter the appropriate values for Name,
Class and Section, Project, Date Due.
b. It may be necessary to adjust the column width so
the four labels are clearly visible.
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Use the following
text format:
Arial 10 point
Bold
Align values left in
the cells
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Create new worksheets: Data, Initial Analysis, Profit
Analysis. Upon completion, there should be Analysis
by as well as the three newly created worksheets.
Delete any other worksheets.
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If necessary, reorder the four worksheets so they are in
the following order: Analysis by, Data, Initial
Analysis, Profit Analysis.
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In the Data worksheet, import the text file Excel
Project 2-Data.txt.
Though the intent is to import the text file into the Data
worksheet, sometimes when text data is imported into
a worksheet, a new worksheet is created. If this
happens, delete the blank Data worksheet, and then
rename the new worksheet which HAS the recently
imported data as “Data.” It may be necessary to
change Revenue to Currency format with NO decimal
points and to change NumCars to Number format with
NO decimal points, because of the import operation.
This may or may not occur, but in case it does it needs
to be corrected.
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The field names
should be in the top
row of the worksheet
with the data directly
under it in rows. This
action may not be
necessary as this is
part of the Excel
table creation
process. The data
should begin in
Column A.
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a. In the Data worksheet, create an Excel table with
the recently imported data. Pick a style with the
styles group to format the table. The style should
highlight the field names in the first row.
b. Ensure NO blank spaces are part of the specified
data range. Insure the table has headers. Insure
that Header Row and Banded Rows are selected in
the Table Style Options Group Box. Do NOT check
the Total Row.
c. Delete all 2017 data. There should be one row for
titles and thirty-two rows of data after the 2017 data
is deleted.
d. There should be no column or data truncation.
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Some adjustment
may be necessary to
column widths to
insure all field names
and all data are
readable (not
truncated or
obscured).
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In the Data worksheet, select the table entire table
(data and headers) using a mouse.
a. Copy the table to the Initial Analysis worksheet.
The upper left hand corner of the header/data
should be in cell A1.
b. Adjust columns widths if necessary to insure all
data and field names are readable.
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a. Copy the entire table (column headings and data) to
the Initial Analysis worksheet. Some column
adjustments may be necessary to insure the field
names as well as the data is all readable.
b. Format all data, both text and numerical content, as
Arial 10 normal
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The upper left hand
corner of the table
should be in cell A1
of the Sorted
worksheet.
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a. In the Initial Analysis worksheet, using the table
just copied there, create a Pivot Table. 0.8
There should be NO
2017 data on theb. It should be located a few columns to the right of
the data and begin in Row 1. It should provide the
combined revenue for Economy as well as Premium
class cars, and display the total revenue for both
Airport and Downtown locations, and include a total
of all revenue for each location and each vehicle
type.
Initial Analysis
worksheet.
Format (for all data
should be currency
with no decimal
places, Arial, 10,
normal
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a. In the Initial Analysis worksheet, create a graph
that shows the total revenue for both vehicle types
at each location.
b. The upper left corner of the graph should be one or
two rows below the above referenced pivot table
and left aligned with the pivot table.
c. Insure the location and type of car is clearly
indicated in the graph. Only use 2015 and 2016
data.
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The graph should
allow a viewer to
determine
approximate revenue
totals for each
vehicle total revenue
at each location.
For the questions below, present your answers in a very readable format. These answers should be
placed on the page below the graph and table, if there is sufficient room on that page. Do not let the
answers be “split” over more than one page. You can type your answer in one cell (in Column A),
then highlighting and selecting several rows and columns, selecting merge cells and selecting Wrap
Text. Do NOT widen the columns as this will adversely impact the appearance of the pivot tables
above. You will want to change the text from Center to Left justification. Play with this a bit. If you
simply type your answer on a single line in Column A, that will also be ok. But be sure the entire
answer can be read without the reader having to change any formatting or view the results in
the cell contents box.
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In the Initial Analysis worksheet, Question 1: Which
location, for 2015 and 2016 combined, produced the
most revenue? How much revenue was it?
Label your response Question 1 0.6
Use the following
text format:
Arial 10 point
Normal/Black
Align text left in the
cell
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a. From the Data worksheet, copy the entire table
(column headings and data) to the Profit Analysis
worksheet.
b. Some column adjustments may be necessary to
insure the field names as well as the data is all
readable.
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In the Profit Analysis worksheet, in the column to the
immediate right of NumCars label, create a label called
Overhead.
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Arial 10 point
Bold
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a. In the Profit Analysis worksheet, in the first cell
only under the Overhead label, calculate the
overhead that corresponds to the number of
NumCars (number of cars rented).
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No credit if an IF
statement is NOT
used.b. Use an IF statement in the calculation to determine
whether to use $50 or $75 times the NumCars so
that the Overhead value represents the total
Overhead costs for the Number of Cars (NumCars)
rented.
Overhead costs include maintenance, cleaning, and
administrative expenses associated with a car rental.
The Overhead for one rental transaction is $50 for an
economy car and $75 for a premium car. This
Overhead cost includes maintenance, cleaning, and
administrative costs for each car rental.
Format for Overhead
calculation:
Currency with no
decimal points.
Arial 10 point
Normal/Black
Align right in the cell
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In the Profit Analysis worksheet, copy the formula to
all the cells below in the column.
Adjust the column width if necessary for legibility.
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No credit if an IF
statement is NOT
used.
Format for Overhead
calculation:
Currency with no
decimal points.
Arial 10 point
Normal/Black
Align right in the cell
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In the Profit Analysis worksheet, in the next column to
the right, create a label called Profit.
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Arial 10 point
Bold
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In the Profit Analysis worksheet, profit represents the
difference between Revenue and Overhead (Revenue
– Overhead). Profit is for all cars rented during the
quarter.
a. In the first cell below Profit, calculate the profit,
then copy the formula for all cells in that column.
b. Adjust the column width if necessary for legibility.
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Currency with no
decimal points.
Arial 10 point
Normal/Black
Align right in the cell
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In the Profit Analysis worksheet, in the next column to
the right, create a label called Profit per Car
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Arial 10 point
Bold
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a. In the Profit Analysis worksheet, in the next cell
down under the Profit per Car label, calculate the
profit per car rented.
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Currency with TWO
decimal points.
Arial 10 pointb. Copy the formula for all cells below.
Adjust the column width if necessary for legibility.
Normal/Black
Align right in the cell
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In the Profit Analysis worksheet, create a Pivot Table
that provides the total profit for Economy as well as
Premium class cars rented as well as totals by location.
Include a grand total profit for all cars rented. Only use
2015 and 2016 data. Position the upper left corner of
the Pivot Table in Row A two columns to the right of the
table in the Profit Analysis worksheet.
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Format for Pivot
Table (text and
data):
Arial 10 pt
Normal
Currency (no
decimal places)
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In the Profit Analysis worksheet, create a Pivot Table
that shows the Average Profit per car, averaged by Car
class and averaged by location. Only use 2015 and
2016 data. Position the upper left corner to align with
the pivot table above and two rows below the pivot
table above. The column and row categories should
match those of the above pivot table.
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Format for Pivot
Table (text and
data):
Arial 10 pt
Normal
Currency (TWO
decimal places)
For the questions below, present your answers in a very readable format. These answers may be
placed on the page below your pivot tables if there is sufficient room. Do not let the answers be “split”
over more than one page. You can type your answer in one cell (in Column A), then highlighting and
selecting several rows and columns, selecting merge cells and selecting Wrap Text. Do NOT widen
the columns as this will adversely impact the appearance of the pivot tables above. You will want to
change the text from Center to Left justification. Play with this a bit. If you simply type your answer on
a single line in Column A, that will also be ok. But be sure the entire answer can be read without
the reader having to change any formatting.
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Question 1: In the Profit Analysis worksheet, which
location generates the greater total profit? How much
was that total profit?
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Use the following
text format:
Arial 10 point
Normal/Black
Align text left in the
cell
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Question 2: In the Profit Analysis worksheet, which
vehicle in which location has the highest average
profit? How much was that average profit?
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Use the following
text format:
Arial 10 point
Normal/Black
Align text left in the
cell
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