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Video Lesson 9-8 Expert Skills (Excel 2013)

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#1 gotogirl



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:08 PM

By following the video lesson my values in data table for interest rates 5% and 6% were the same as screen shot, but values across for 7%, 8% and 9% appeared incorrect.  I was beginning to pull out my hair trying to figure were I had gone wrong.  I finally looked in my textbook and found values were same as what I was seeing on my screen.  Can you explain the discrepancy?



#2 Mike


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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:57 AM

Hi Sue


The reason for the discrepancy seems is the Excel quirk referred to in the sidebar (in both the printed and e-book book) and at point 03:08 in the video.


If you look closely at the video, I show the "wrong way" first (and then explain why this won't work).  When I replace the incorrect formula you can see that I make an error and don't actually paste it into the formula bar so the formula remains at: =D28 instead of the correct formula stated  in the video and also in the text book/e- book that is =(C28*0.5+1.5)/100.


This has had exactly the effect described and placed incorrect values into the table.


I must commend you on spotting this.  The video has been viewed over a million times and you are the first to notice my mistake.


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Mike Smart

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