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Data Analysis Spreadsheet Basics Getting Started With Spreadsheets Getting Started With Spreadsheets Review

edwin echeverria
edwin echeverria
2,987 Points

In the Expenses spreadsheet you opened in the first question, the total dollar value of all items in the F&B and Enterta

In the Expenses spreadsheet you opened in the first question, the total dollar value of all items in the F&B and Entertainment categories is

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,004 Points

To answer this question, you'll want to use a function for totaling, but also limit that total to just items in the desired categories. The SUMIF function is well suited for this.

I am really struggling with this. I have filtered the spreadsheet to show the F&B and the Entertainment categories and then done a sum on the price column. I have done a sum on the price column when the category is filtered just on F&B then adding that to the sum of the price column when the category is filtered on just Entertainment. Both give me different answers even though I would expect them to be the same. Can anyone help where I am going wrong?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,004 Points

Filtering to limit what is shown won't automatically limit what gets summed. Be sure to use SUMIF with appropriate arguments to get the correct sum.

Also, to reach the most students, always start a fresh question instead of asking one as an answer or comment to an old question.