# Excel Challenge 32: Counting Values That Meet Conditions

Deb Ashby

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It's that time of the month again...🥁...our Excel Challenge #32 is here!

Are you ready to flex your problem-solving skills? If so, then this is the challenge for you!

Here's what to do:

• First, watch the challenge video and read the instructions below the video.
• Review the previously published video(s) and article(s) on which the challenge is based.
• Put yourself to the test!

## The challenge 🤺

We are planning a wedding reception and are trying to find a venue to accommodate all the invitees and their guests.

However, we have some challenges.

• The responses in column C are not consistent. Some people have responded with “Yes,” “Y,” or “X” to denote that they will be attending. People who have responded with “No” or “N” will not be attending the wedding reception.
• Invitees highlighted in green will also be bringing a guest.

We need to calculate the number of invitees and guests attending.

Warning: Do not manually count to get the answer!

Once we know how many people will be attending, we need to work out which venue can accommodate our needs and output the answer to cell I2.

We also need to account for 20 more guests possibly attending in our calculations.

How quickly can you complete this challenge? Fifteen minutes? Ten? Less?

## The clues 🕵️

If you’re just getting started with Excel or need a quick refresher, these resources are just what you need to crack this challenge:

#### The COUNTIF Function in Excel

And here’s a bonus tip that might come in handy:

If you’re already proficient with Excel, this should be quite easy. Maybe you can tell us a creative way to solve this problem in our Slack channel.

Have fun!

## The solution 💡

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