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The spreadsheet shows ticket sales and revenue for a hypothetical theatre.

The spreadsheet shows ticket sales and revenue for a hypothetical theatre. Rewrite the formula in cell E3 so it is an absolute reference to the number of tickets sold on Wednesday. Then copy it to calculate for all days of the week. What is the total amount of revenue if the number of tickets sold always equaled Wednesday’s amount sold: $

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

It looks like you've just copied from the quiz. Did you have a question about it?
And what formula did you enter in E3, and what value did you get?

2 Answers

I ran into an issue with this questions as well. I calculated the total to be $44,400 based on taking the ticket volume from Wednesday (300 in cell $B$3) and multiplying it by the respective ticket price for each day and then summing the total of those values...not sure what I'm missing. It's kind of frustrating treehouse doesn't display the correct answer after getting it wrong

Bonnie McInturf
Bonnie McInturf
2,177 Points

The question is asking what the total revenue would be if every day had the same number of sales as Wednesday, but price still varies by day.

  1. Rewrite the formula in cell E3 so it is an absolute reference to the number of tickets sold on Wednesday: Since we are referencing Wednesday, switch "3" to a "5." Put a "$" in front of the "B" and the "5" to make them absolute.

  2. Then copy it to calculate for all days of the week: Multiply price, which varies for each day. Since the column "C" is absolute, we can put a "$" in front of it, but the day does vary, so don't add a "$" in front; just start with the "3." So E3 will read: =$B$5*$C3

  3. What is the total amount of revenue if the number of tickets sold always equaled Wednesday’s amount sold: Look at the total for that column.