Now that you have a data set to work with, you want to compare the numbers in your worksheet functions to the numbers you see in your data table. This is easy enough to do in Excel, but it takes a bit of work to get the results you want. Below are some tips for making comparisons easier to perform.
The first thing you need to consider is the type of numbers you have. It could be percentages, minutes, or seconds. In any case, you want to compare your data to the figures that would be listed in the column on the right. The column on the right can be anything from rows to columns.
As you look over the left column, you will notice that most are going to be valued. Look at the column on the right. You will see that it has a value name and a number that represent that value. If the numbers are exactly the same as the values, then you have found a match.
On the other hand, if the numbers are slightly out of sync, you may have found an odd value that is either equal percentages or not in percentages. To make this determination, use the formula &. In this formula, the x and y numbers should be numbers that you would expect to have if they were exactly equal. If they are not exactly equal, then you know there is something different that is causing the values to be out of sync.
Looking at the values and their corresponding values to the numbers, you can also use the formula &. You will need to fill in the value for x and y. The formula for calculating the difference of two numbers is &, where a is the smallest and b is the largest. Using this formula, you can calculate the difference between your numbers and the ones in the right side of the cell on the left.
Comparing numbers can take some practice. You can see your numbers are out of sync, but until you really compare them, you won’t know for sure. To make this calculation easier, look over the cell on the left, and write down the difference between the two values. You will need to translate this into the number to the left of the “=” sign.
The next step is to write down the difference between the two values. The last step is to use the formula that you wrote down earlier and multiply that difference by 100. This will make the difference between the two numbers that you wrote down in your cell on the left side of the “=” sign. The difference is the number of percent that the two numbers are out of sync. Use this number to determine which number you would like to use.
Comparing functions in Excel is a bit more difficult than simply reading from the data table. However, it does get easier with practice. Once you have a working method, you will be able to compare and analyze your data faster and smoother than ever before.