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In this lesson we will be taking a look at the Average and AVERAGEIF functions.
AVERAGE calculates the average of the values in a group of cells.
It consists of only one argument: The range from which we are extracting an average.
We’ll write Equals, Average, and then select our cells.
From these cells we have now received the average value.
If we want the calculation to be based on a criteria, we’ll use the AVERAGEIF function instead.
Let’s say we want to find the average of the values, excluding the number zero. To do this, we’ll write Equals, AverageIf, select the range again, and then we need to type in our criteria. To exclude zeros, we write Less Than symbol, Greater Than symbol, and then a zero, all in quotation marks.
We see that the average of the numbers is now higher than if we had included zeros.
In this lesson we have gone through two ways of getting the average of a range of cells.