# Excel Trivia Game Night with Excel MVP Jon Acampora

Join Jon, Jordan and Rick in a game of “Wait Wait Don’t Excel me!”

Rules – No cheating! Right?!

## Goal – Name that formula!

Q: This function can really bring you down. It’s certainly where you’ll find yourself after one too many Power Pivotinis.
A: Floor function! Brings you down!

## Now from the compatibility formula category…

Q: A hardcore Excel nerd will say this one’s named after a French Mathematician, but to most that just sounds fishy!
Tick tock…. tick tock….crickets.
A: Excel TV MVP Rick Grantham scores with Poisson and Poisson distribution.
The Poisson Distribution predicting a number of events over time.
So far, Excel TV Host Rick owns the show.

## Query for the single guys….

Q: Single guys won’t do much of this anymore, but at least Excel still does when it’s looking for a DLL procedure.  What formula are we looking for?
Jordan Goldmeier jumps in with “In Bed!” ……….STRIKE OUT!
A: Call! Single guys don’t call anymore with the advent of texting!

## Moving along…

Q: If you’ve got this Excel function, you probably don’t have much money.
Clue: you have one or the other. Can’t have both, money or….
A: Time function, answered timely by Rick.

## Now is the time to think history and famous quotes…

Q: If Excel lasts for another thousand years, men will still say this is the finest of all Excel functions.
To what function is this Churchill-ish quote referring?
A: Hour function. Point won by MVP Jordan Goldmeier.

## Moving along to Trigonometry

Q: What most people think you are when you tell them, “I really, really, really love Excel.”
A: No, it is NOT Loser function, Jordan, it is Odd function scored by Jon Acampora.

## Time For A Score Count

Rick Grantham: II
Jordan Goldmeier: I
Jon Acampora: I

Q: You can get it at the beach, but if you get it in Excel you really know your radians.
Jordan and Rick jinx themselves with “Tan!” Scoring heat goes to a spell off. T, A, N.
Denied. Both are wrong.
A: Answer is ‘ATAN function’. There is no TAN function in Excel.

## And now for the musical portion of the show. Name this tune…

Q: When this guy (Lionel Ritchie) does his best Excel work.
No one scores the 80’s flashback tune.
A. Dancing in the Ceiling….Ceiling Function. No winner.

## Finally, we wrap up with this final question

Q: Your trainer thinks yours are weak, but this handy formula in the math and trig category will really turn things around.
A: Abs function. Absolute value turns a negative value around.

Today’s winner: Excel TV Host Rick Grantham who says for his championship round he will pose for the next Abs calendar!

## What’s Next?

Got some good questions for the next trivia round?  Leave them below.

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