What does it do?

Gives you the average of a group of values

Formula breakdown:

=AVERAGE(number1, number2…)

What it means:

=AVERAGE(the numbers you want to average)


There are times when you have to get the average of your values in your Excel worksheet and you would normally have to SUM all of the values then divide it by the number of values.

That’s the long process!

Thankfully there is a quicker way with Excel’s AVERAGE formula!

In our example below, we have the table of values that we need to get the average from:

Average of Values with Excel

I explain how you can do this below:

Get the Average of Values with Excel's AVERAGE Formula | MyExcelOnline


STEP 1: We need to enter the AVERAGE  function in a blank cell:


Average of Values with Excel


STEP 2: The AVERAGE arguments:


What numbers do we want to get the average of?

Select the range of values:


Average of Values with Excel


You have now calculated the average of the Sales numbers!

Average of Values with Excel

Get the Average of Values with Excel’s AVERAGE Formula



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