This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel AVERAGE function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel AVERAGE function returns the average (arithmetic mean) of the numbers provided.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel AVERAGE function is:
AVERAGE( number1, [number2], ... [number_n] )
The AVERAGE function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The AVERAGE function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel AVERAGE function examples and explore how to use the AVERAGE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following AVERAGE examples would return:
=AVERAGE(B2, B3) Result: 8.85 =AVERAGE(B3, B5, 45) Result: 19.2 =AVERAGE(B2:B6) Result: 46.24
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