**Question description:**

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What is the formula to add 4 cell and add them together in another cell then in another call get the average of that cell

Solved by C. J. in 37 mins

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Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:04

HI how are you?

User
04/06/2018 - 01:04

good thank you.

User
04/06/2018 - 01:04

and you ?

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:05

I'm good, thanks for asking :)

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:05

Is it possible to ask for a sample data to better understand your problem statement? You may type in the document preview to the right.

User
04/06/2018 - 01:06

the spreadsheet is for hours and payroll.

User
04/06/2018 - 01:06

ok will do

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:06

Alright, that's noted. Thanks :)

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:07

Do let me know once you're done, okay? I'll keep watching the screen update

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:10

I hope you don't mind while I do simultaneous edits with you - i'll color the formula cells in yellow, okay?

User
04/06/2018 - 01:11

ok no worries I'm looking on my spread sheet

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:12

Thanks. Are you done?

User
04/06/2018 - 01:12

getting there

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:12

Cool, take your time :)

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:19

By the way, please feel free to extend if you need more time. We are allowed for a maximum of 2 20-minutes free extensions per session.

User
04/06/2018 - 01:19

ok great thanks!

User
04/06/2018 - 01:19

I am complete

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:20

Are you able to see the cells in yellow?

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:20

I tried to label them as well so you could easily follow the formula and reference used

User
04/06/2018 - 01:20

yes

User
04/06/2018 - 01:21

ok thank you .

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:21

So first, on cell D20 - the formula is SUM(B19:B22)

User
04/06/2018 - 01:21

I am going to check with the sales guy super quick and then I will be back in a minute or so.

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:22

sure

User
04/06/2018 - 01:22

I dig on this service! might have to pay the frr

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:23

Let me know if you are ready.

User
04/06/2018 - 01:24

brb

User
04/06/2018 - 01:30

ok. So For the next peoples time sheets I should just copy the cell and paste the formula?

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:31

Basically that should normally be the case except for cases where your gross pay includes more that 4 rows/cells i.e. the second example.

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:33

You have to take note what is the first cell and the last cell in your SUM() formula

User
04/06/2018 - 01:33

ok great !

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:33

in this case that would be B27, the first cell in the range, and B38, the last.

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:34

So that would be SUM(B27:B38)

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:35

could you follow so far?

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:35

Or would you like me to elaborate further?

User
04/06/2018 - 01:35

Great. very much so. You were really helpful. Thanks you!

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:35

You're welcome

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:36

You may download a copy of this worksheet by...

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:36

clicking File > Download As > Microsoft Excel

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:37

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Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:37

Also, I'd appreciate if you could drop a few lines for your kind and honest feedback on a survey after this session. Any constructive criticism or points for improvement are also welcome. Many thanks and have a good day!

User
04/06/2018 - 01:38

ok I will. do you send it to me?

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:38

I could send it to you

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:38

One moment please

User
04/06/2018 - 01:38

Sure - thank again!

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:39

Kindly save a copy of this

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User
04/06/2018 - 01:40

ok ok

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:40

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Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 01:41

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