DIT 0103: SPREADSHEETS Past Paper

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JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
OF
AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

University Examinations 2012/2013
STAGE I EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

DIT 0103: SPREADSHEETS

DATE: AUGUST, 2012 TIME: 2 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question ONE and Any Other TWO Questions.

 

Question One – 40 marks

a) Define the following terms:

i. Legend [2 marks]
ii. Template [2 marks]
iii. Function [2 marks]

b) Different between the two referencing styles used in spreadsheets by using examples.
[6 marks]

c) State the steps of creating a named range. [3 marks]

d) State five application areas of spreadsheets. [5 marks]

e) Describe the three components of a spreadsheet. [6 marks]

f) State any five advantages of using electronic spreadsheets. [5 marks]

g) Differentiate between copying and moving data in a worksheet. [4 marks]

h) State aid explain briefly the four datatypes used in spreadsheets. [5 marks]

Question Two – 20 marks

a) A worksheet contains the data shown below:

Cell A1 A2 A3 C1 C2 C3 G1 G2
Entry 5 7 10 10 15 15 =sum if(A1:C3”<=10”)  

 

State the value displayed in G1. [3 marks]

ii. Write the formular or function that can be used to display the highest vlue/entry from the range in cell G2.

iii. Using the nested if control structure award a grade to the sum at cell G1 whereby:

70 – 100 – A
50 – 70 – B
<49 – C [5 marks]

  A B C D E
1 Name Score Award    
2 James 50      
3 Mary 33      
4 Ann 62      
5          
6 Rate 30      
7          
8          

 

Differentiate between absolute referencing and relatives referencing style. [4 marks]

Question Three

a) A worksheet contains the data as shown below:

  A B C D E F G  
1 8   20          
2 11   45          
3 14   52          
4                
5                

 

The formula = COUNTIF (C1: C3, “20”) was entered at G1. Write down the value that was displayed. [2 marks]

ii. Write down the formula that would be entered at cell B7 to sum the values in column A whose values are greater or equal to 5. [3 marks]

iii. The formula = $C2 + C$3 is entered in cell C5 and then copied to D10. Write down the formula as it appears in the destination cell. [2 marks]

b) Use the following information to answer the questions below:

Total Remark
350 – 500 Distinction
300 – 349 Credit
200 – 299 Pass
0 – 199 Fail

Assuming the total mark is in cell D4. Write a nested if statement that will allocate the
remarks above. [5 marks]

c) Differentiate between copying and moving data in a worksheet. [4 marks]

d) State the four datatypes accepted to spreadsheets and briefly explain each. [4 marks]

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