Learn 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] )
number1, number2, ... number_n are numeric values - they can be numbers, named ranges, arrays, or references to numbers. There can be up to 30 values entered.
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 spreadsheet above, the following Excel AVERAGE examples would return:
=AVERAGE(B2, B3) Result: 8.85 =AVERAGE(B3, B5, 45) Result: 19.2 =AVERAGE(B2:B6) Result: 46.24