How can I create the following table? Actually, it includes 2 tables and some lines connecting to cells each time.

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    \usepackage{tkz-fct} \usetkzobj{all}


    $L$ \\
    5 \\
    10 \\
    20 \\
    21 \\

    $MP$ \\
    50=$\frac{\Delta Q_1}{5}$ \\
    70=$\frac{\Delta Q_2}{10}$ \\
    120=$\frac{\Delta Q_3}{1}$ \\

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You can try to learn a little bit of TikZ

\usetikzlibrary{positioning, matrix, backgrounds}


\matrix (L) [matrix of nodes, nodes={minimum size=8mm, fill=gray!80}, every odd row/.style={nodes={fill=gray!50}}, row sep=.5mm]
{|[minimum height=5mm, font=\sffamily\bfseries]| L\\5\\10\\20\\21\\};

\matrix (MP) at ([xshift=5mm]L-3-1.south east) [matrix anchor=west, matrix of math nodes, row sep=2mm]
50 = \frac{\Delta Q_1}{5}\\
70 = \frac{\Delta Q_2}{10}\\
120 = \frac{\Delta Q_3}{1}\\

\node[font=\sffamily\bfseries] at (L-1-1-|MP-1-1) (MPtitle) {MP};

\begin{scope}[on background layer]
\fill[gray!50] (MP-3-1.west|-L-2-1.north) rectangle (MP-3-1.east|-L-5-1.south);

\fill[gray!50] (MP-3-1.west|-L-1-1.north) rectangle (MP-3-1.east|-L-1-1.south);

\draw[ultra thick, line join=bevel] (L.east|-L-2-1)--(MP.west|-MP-1-1)--(L.east|-L-3-1);

\draw[ultra thick, line join=bevel] (L.east|-L-3-1)--(MP.west|-MP-2-1)--(L.east|-L-4-1);

\draw[ultra thick, line join=bevel] (L.east|-L-4-1)--(MP.west|-MP-3-1)--(L.east|-L-5-1);

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  • Very nice solution (+1)! However, drawing lines between nodes with \begin{scope}[every path/.style={shorten <=0.5mm, shorten >=0.5mm, ultra thick, line join=bevel}] \draw (L.east|-L-2-1)--(MP.west|-MP-1-1)--(L.east|-L-3-1); \draw (L.east|-L-3-1)--(MP.west|-MP-2-1)--(L.east|-L-4-1); \draw (L.east|-L-4-1)--(MP.west|-MP-3-1)--(L.east|-L-5-1); \end{scope} to my opinion gives nicer result :-)
    – Zarko
    Jul 20, 2016 at 11:02

It wasn't clear whether the color was part of the requirement or not, so here it is without, using stacks.

\stackon[2\dimexpr\Lstackgap]{\Centerstack{5 10 20 21}}{\textbf{L}}
\Centerstack{{\connect} {\connect} {\connect}}
\Centerstack{50=\dfrac{\Delta Q_1}{5} 70=\dfrac{\Delta Q_2}{10} 120=\dfrac{\Delta Q_3}{1}}%

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