Top 3 With Dark Colours - Remaining 2 With Light Colours In Conditional Formatting?

May 6, 2014

I'm sure this will be an easy query.

These are marks scored by 5 people in 10 exams

Name of the student
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS
MARKS[code]....

Range
A1 to K6

In each row top 5 MARKS should be filled with BLUE,VIOLET,YELLOW,RED AND PINK

If its not possible. Top 3 with dark colour, remaining 2 with light colour using conditional formatting

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