(a) You are asked to devise a spreadsheet to allow the financial director to explore the possibilities of varying only the Base Allocation and the Weight. Note that the Weight has to be a positive integer between 1 and 7 inclusive.

A typical screen layout may be of the form:

Total Allocation £100,000 Base Allocation £10,000

Weight 3

Department No. of Category A Staff No. Of Category B Staff Allocation

Accounts 7 5 £19,570.55

Production 10 25 £30,245.40

Sales 15 5 £28,404.91

Transport 6 14 £21,779.14

Totals 38 49 £100,000

Produce such a spreadsheet which will calculate the allocations and totals.

(b) The management also require the facility to provide a listing of the Departments ordered by the final allocation figures by clicking on an appropriately labelled button. Provide this facility.

(c) In addition, the financial director wishes to explore the flexibility available if it is required to guarantee, for example, that the Production Department is allocated a minimum of £32,000 without changing the total amount available. Provide a version of the spreadsheet on Sheet 2 which enforces this minimum allocation.

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Okay so i've done the spreadsheet and i've sorted out the ordering button, but i'm a bit confused about part C.

The cell where the amount the production department allocation is has a formula in it.

Do i need to just apply data validation to it? Or is there another way i can do it?