How To Use:Excel AverageIF Function -SIMPLIFIED

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  • Published on May 13, 2016
  • Excel AverageIF Function
    It Returns the average (arithmetic mean) of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria.
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    Syntax
    AVERAGEIF(range, criteria, [average_range])
    The AVERAGEIF function syntax has the following arguments:
    Range Required. One or more cells to average, including numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
    Criteria Required. The criteria in the form of a number, expression, cell reference, or text that defines which cells are averaged.
    Average_range: Optional. The actual set of cells to average. If omitted, range is use.
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    Remarks:

    Cells in range that contain TRUE or FALSE are ignored.
    If a cell in average_range is an empty cell, AVERAGEIF ignores it.
    If range is a blank or text value, AVERAGEIF returns the #DIV0! error value.
    If a cell in criteria is empty, AVERAGEIF treats it as a 0 value.
    If no cells in the range meet the criteria, AVERAGEIF returns the #DIV/0! error value.
    You can use the wildcard characters, question mark (?) and asterisk (*), in criteria. A question mark matches any single character; an asterisk matches any sequence of characters. If you want to find an actual question mark or asterisk, type a tilde (~) before the character.
    Average_range does not have to be the same size and shape as range. The actual cells that are averaged are determined by using the top, left cell in average_range as the beginning cell, and then including cells that correspond in size and shape to range.
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    STEPS:
    1. Double-click the cell and type in the formula.
    2. After you finish typing the formula, just press enter
    and the result is displayed.
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