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Political Pals and Sewer Fees

These exercises introduce basic spreadsheet concepts: rows & columns, functions, formulas, spreadsheet arithmetic and sorting.

 

Cronies: crony.xls

 

Which of the mayor's buddies got the best raise?

Sewers: sewers.xls

 

Who's getting a break on the water bill?

Exercise: crony-sewer.pdf

 

Step-by-step guide to crony.xls and sewers.xls.

Assignment: Download the files by right-clicking on the links and selecting "Save Target As" or the equivalent. Work through the Crony and Sewers exercise. Think about a story you might check out based on what you find in each spreadsheet and write a brief summary -- three or four sentences, maximum.

 

 

 

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