Sat 25 Feb 2017

## Challenge 60 - Generate a list of 2nd and 4th Saturdays for a Year

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In India, 2nd and 4th Saturdays are very important days as on these days, the banks remain closed. Hence, banks in India are closed on all Sundays and 2nd and 4th Saturdays apart from their holiday calendar.

To calculate Networkdays for banking industry in India needs that the list of 2nd and 4th Saturdays needs to be generated. You know the syntax of NETWORKDAYS -

NETWORKDAYS.INTL(Start_Date, End_Date, [Weekend],[Holidays])

In weekend parameter, we can specify Sunday as weekend and in Holidays list, we can put the holidays and also the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

Now, the challenge before you is to write a formula which takes Year as Input from A1 and which when dragged down produces the 2nd and 4th Saturdays.

Note - The solution to above problem will be published after a month i.e. on 25-Mar-17.

Sat 04 Feb 2017

## Challenge 59 - Clean the Problem Workbook Data

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Download the the workbook from the below link. The Challenge before you is to write a formula to clean the data. If you perform any mathematical operation on the data, it will return #VALUE error. You need to clean the data through a formula.

Challenge 59 - Problem Workbook

The solution to the above problem will be posted after a month i.e. on 4-Mar-17.

Sat 17 Dec 2016

## Challenge 58 - Make a Vedic Square

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Vedic square is below. In this, first row and first column are numbers 0 and 9. Other numbers are populated as per logic which you will need to identify.

More about Vedic Square at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedic_square

Sat 03 Dec 2016

## Challenge 57 - Another Word Challenge - Palindrome or Not

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We earlier had challenges related to Pangram, Isogram and Anagram. This time, it is about Palindrome. A Palindrome is a word / sentence that reads the same from backward also as it reads from forward. Some of the famous Palindromes are

Sat 19 Nov 2016

## Challenge 56 – Cryptography Challenge 5 – Fully Functional Caesar’s Shift Cipher Decrypter

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We made ourselves familiarized with Caesar's Shift in Challenge 39 - Cryptography Challenge 1 - Caesar's Shift Cipher and made its decrypter in Challenge 53 - Cryptography Challenge 4 - Caesar's Shift Cipher Decrypter. We also made a fully functional encrypter in Challenge 40 – Cryptography Challenge 2 – Fully Functional Caesar’s Shift Cipher based on VBA solution as formula based solution has its own limitation.

The challenge before you is to write a VBA function to create a fully functional Caesar's Shift Cipher Decrypter. This should take cell or text as first argument and amount of shift as second argument to generate the Decrypted Text.

Hence, to generate answer in A3, we have called the function as =DecryptCS(A2,C2)

Note - The shift is only for the English Alphabets and case sensitive. Any other character like comma, space etc. should appear as they are.

The Excel file related to this challenge can be downloaded from Challenge 56 – Cryptography Challenge 5 – Decryption - Fully Functional Caesar’s Shift Cipher

The answer to this challenge would be published after a month i.e. on 19-Dec-16.

Sat 05 Nov 2016

## Challenge 55 - Make an Alphabetic Triangle

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This time challenge before you is to write a formula which can be dragged down, left and right to make the below triangle.

Sat 22 Oct 2016

## Challenge 54 - Make a Sequence like A_B__C___D____E_____F......

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This time challenge before you is to write a formula which can be dragged down and leaves so many blank cells - 1 before that alphabet's position in English Language. Hence, the sequence will start with A, will leave 1 blank cell, then B, then 2 blank cells, then C, then 3 blank cells, then D, then 4 blank cells, then E, then 5 blank cells, then F....................................................................then 24 blank cells, then Y and finally 25 blank cells and then Z.

Sat 08 Oct 2016

## Challenge 53 - Cryptography Challenge 4 - Caesar's Shift Cipher Decrypter

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We published a cryptography challenge Challenge 39 - Cryptography Challenge 1 - Caesar's Shift Cipher. The purpose of the challenge was to create an Excel based Encrypter.

This time, we need to create the de-crypter for the same. The Excel file related to this challenge can be downloaded from Challenge 53 - Decryption - Caesar's Shift Cipher

Sat 24 Sep 2016

## Challenge 52 - Generate the Sequence 1,2,2,3,3,3,4,4,4,4,5,5,5,5,5...

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This time challenge before you is to write a formula which generates a sequence where every digit appears that many times as that digit. Hence, 3 will repeat 3 times, 8 will repeat 8 times and so on..Hence, the exact sequence would be 1,2,2,3,3,3,4,4,4,4,5,5,5,5,5,6,6,6,6,6,6,7,7,7,7,7,7,7.....

The solution to above challenge will be published after a month i.e. on 24-Oct-16.

Sat 10 Sep 2016

## Challenge 51 - Another Word Challenge - Whether Given Words are Anagram or not

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Given a word, an anagram is made by using all letters of the given word exactly once. For example, For example, my name "vijay" can be written as "jaivy", "yajvi" and so on....Some well known anagrams are