# How to Use AVERAGE in Google Sheets in 2020?

AVERAGEThe AVERAGE function returns the numerical average value in a dataset, ignoring text.

Examples

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Sample Usage

AVERAGE(A2:A100,B2:B100,4,26)

AVERAGE(1,2,3,4,5,C6:C20)

Syntax

AVERAGE(value1, [value2, …])

value1 – The first value or range to consider when calculating the average value.

value2, … – [ OPTIONAL ] – Additional values or ranges to consider when calculating the average value.

Notes

Although AVERAGE is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.

Any text encountered in the value arguments will be ignored. To have text values considered as 0 values, use AVERAGEA.

AVERAGE returns the mean of the combined value arguments; that is, the sum of the values in the value arguments divided by the number of such values. To calculate the median use MEDIAN.

TRIMMEAN: Calculates the mean of a dataset excluding some proportion of data from the high and low ends of the dataset.

SMALL: Returns the nth smallest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

RANK: Returns the rank of a specified value in a dataset.

QUARTILE: Returns a value nearest to a specified quartile of a dataset.

PERCENTRANK: Returns the percentage rank (percentile) of a specified value in a dataset.

PERCENTILE: Returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset.

MINA: Returns the minimum numeric value in a dataset.

MIN: Returns the minimum value in a numeric dataset.

MEDIAN: Returns the median value in a numeric dataset.

MAXA: Returns the maximum numeric value in a dataset.

LARGE: Returns the nth largest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

HARMEAN: Calculates the harmonic mean of a dataset.

GEOMEAN: Calculates the geometric mean of a dataset.

AVERAGEA: Returns the numerical average value in a dataset.

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