# AVERAGE

AVERAGE(number1 [,number2] [..])

Returns the arithmetic mean of the values in a list, table or cell range.

 number1 The first number. number2 (Optional) The second number.

 REMARKS
 * For an illustrated example refer to the [[Central Tendency]] page.* This function includes hidden cells.* Arguments that are just numbers are included.* Arguments that are just numbers passed as text ("3") are included. See Example 15.* Arguments that are just logical values are included. True evaluates to 1. False evaluates to 0. See Example 16.* Arguments that are just text will generate a #VALUE! error. See Example 18.* Arguments that are references to cells containing zeros are included. See Example 9.* Arguments that are references to cells containing dates are included and the date serial number is used. See Example 12.* Arguments that are references to cells containing logical values are excluded. See Example 11.* Arguments that are references to cells containing text are excluded. See Example 10.* Arguments that are references to cells containing error values will be returned. See Example 14.* Arguments that are references to empty cells are excluded. See Example 8.* Arguments that are arrays containing logical values are excluded. See Example 20.* Arguments that are arrays containing text are excluded. See Example 19.* You can have a maximum of 255 arguments.* You can use the AVERAGEA function to include logical values and text.* You can use the AVERAGEIF function to return the arithmetic mean that satisfies one condition.* You can use the AVERAGEIFS function to return the arithmetic mean that satisfies multiple conditions.* You can use the AGGREGATE function to exclude hidden cells.* You can use the AVERAGEVISIBLE - User Defined Function to exclude hidden cells.* You can use the DAVERAGE function to return the arithmetic mean of all the numbers in a column that satisfies multiple conditions.* You can use the MEDIAN function to return the number in the middle of a set of numbers.* You can use the MODE.SNGL function to return the value that occurs most frequently in a list or array of numbers.* This is similar to the COUNT, MAX, MIN, PRODUCT and SUM functions.* You can enter the abbreviated function name "=AVG()" although you will be prompted to change this to "AVERAGE".* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 A B 1 =AVERAGE(1, 2, 3) = 2 5 2 =AVERAGE(1, 2, 3, 0) = 1.5 10 3 =AVERAGE(-2, -3, 4, 5, 6) = 2 15 4 =AVERAGE({-2, -3, 4, 5, 6}) = 2 5 =AVERAGE(B1:B3) = 10 0 6 =AVERAGE(B1, B2, B3) = 10 text 7 =AVERAGE(B1, B2, B3, B4) = 10 True 8 =AVERAGE(B1,B2,B3,B5) = 7.5 False 9 =AVERAGE(B1, B2, B3, B6) = 10 =DATE(2024, 1, 1) = 01 Jan 2024 10 =AVERAGE(B1, B2, B3, B7) = 10 =10/0 = #DIV/0! 11 =AVERAGE(B1, B2, B3, B8) = 10 12 =AVERAGE(B1, B2, B3, B9) = 11330.5 13 =AVERAGE(named_range) = 10 14 =AVERAGE(B1, B2, B3, B10) = #DIV/0! 15 =AVERAGE(2, "3") = 2.5 16 =AVERAGE(2, TRUE) = 1.5 17 =AVERAGE(2, FALSE) = 1 18 =AVERAGE(2, "some text") = #VALUE! 19 =AVERAGE({2, "some text"}) = 2 20 =AVERAGE({2, TRUE}) = 2

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