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# Taxi Log Practice Exercise

• This workbook contains information related to a day spent driving a taxi in Erie pa.
• The information in cells A3:B8 are charges for a cab in Erie. This information came from http://www.erieyellowcab.com/rates.html
• • Cell A3 is the title
• Cell B4 contains the charge to enter the taxi
• Cell B5 contains the charge per mile for riding in the taxi
• Cell B6 contains the charge per minute for when the cab is not moving.
• Cell B7 contains the charge for out of county trips, we will not use this.
• Cell B8 contains the charge for fuel recovery. This charge is applied to all trips.
• The information in cells B10:E22 is related to the trips a cab made in a single evening. I made up this information. We can assume that this is the output from the taximeter.
• • Column B contains the trip number. It is incremented once each time the meter starts.
• Column C contains the odometer reading when the trip starts.
• Column D contains the odometer reading when the trip ends.
• Column E contains the number of minutes spent waiting. If no minutes were spent waiting, the entry is blank.
2. Start excel 2013 and open the workbook.
3. Format the charges area as follows
• Expand column A so that all of the text is visible
• Make the text bold
• Center the word Charges over the entire table,
• Make Charges bold
• Format the charges as currency
• Draw a green border around the entire section.
• 4. Add the following column titles to the output log
• Cell Title
E10 Waiting Time
F10 Pickup Charge
G10 Total Miles
H10 Mileage Charge
I10 Waiting Charge
J10 Total Charge
K10 Percent Change
L10 Running Total
• All of these should be bold and centered over the column
• Word wrap should be enabled for all of these fields.
• A thick black line should be under all of these titles.
• 5. Format the miles columns with commas.
6. In column F, compute the pickup charge
• This will be the sum of the entry charge and the fuel recovery charge.
• This should be a single formula, developed in cell F11 and copied to cells F12:F22
• If you are unable to develop this formula, ASK FOR HELP. You need to master this technique.
• 7. In column G, compute the total miles for each trip.
• Subtract the starting miles (in column C) from the ending miles (Column D)
• This should be a positive number.
• Develop a single formula in cell G11 and copy this to the other cells.
8. Calculate the mileage charge for each trip in column H.
• This should be the total miles, from column G times the mileage charge in cell B5.
• Develop a single formula in cell H11 and copy it to the rest of the table.
• If you are unable to develop this formula, ASK FOR HELP. You need to master this technique.
9. Calculate the waiting charge in column I.
• This is the waiting time in column E times the Each Minute Waiting charge in the charges table.
• Develop a single formula in cell I11 and copy it to the rest of the table.
• If you are unable to develop this formula, ASK FOR HELP. You need to master this technique.
10. Calculate the total charge for each trip in column J
• This is the sum of the pickup charge, the mileage charge and the waiting charge.
• See the instructions above.
11. In column K, calculate the percent change from the previous tip.
• You should know how to do this from previous instruction.
• But percent change = (new value - old value)/old value
• This does not really make sense in this case, but I want you to practice doing this.
• This should be formatted as a percent.
12. In column L, compute the running total charge for all trips.
• Again, you should know how to do this from previous instruction.
• 13. To make the table easier to read, make the background of every two rows alternate between light blue and no background.
14. 15. Apply conditional formatting to the total charge column
• Highest charges should be green.
• Lowest charges should be red.
• 16. Apply conditional formatting to the Percent Change column
• Use the four icon scheme, where lower cells have a red arrow pointing down
• And higher cells have a green arrow pointing up.
• 17. Add an arrow to the \$30.93 charge in column J
• The text should be "Best fare of the day"
• • you may need to to use rotate tool to accomplish this.
• 18. Create a summary area in cells H24:J28
Cell Value
H24 Miles Driven
H25 Miles Charged
H26 Number of Trips
H27 Charged for Time
H28 Total Fees
• For each cell, merge this with the cell in column I
• Make the text bold
• Left align the text.
19. Calculate Miles Driven.
• Ending miles in d22 minus the starting miles in c11
20. Calculate the miles charged
• This is the sum of column g in the table.
21. Calculate the number of trips.
• This is a count of the number of trips take, column B for example.
22. Calculate the number of trips that were charged for time.
• This is the number of trips with minutes recorded in column E.
23. Calculate the total fees
• This is the sum of column J.
• 24. Create a statistics table in cells D5 through G8
• Place Miles, Time and Fee in cells E5, F5 and G5
• Center these and make them bold
• Place a border under each
• Place Max, Min and Average in cells D6, D7 and D8
• Make these bold
• Place a border to the right of each.
• • Using the appropriate functions, fill in the values of this table.
• 25. Finally, merge cells D1 through L4 into a single cell
• Place "Fare Report by yourname" in this cell
• Use 24 point font.
• Make this text center and middle aligned.
• 26. My final image: 27. Make sure all data is well formatted and visible.

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