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I need an average of a non contiguous cells of times.

Solved by E. A. in 17 mins

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Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:13

Hello！

User
08/08/2018 - 07:13

Good afternoon!

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:13

Welcome to got it pro!

User
08/08/2018 - 07:13

thank you!

User
08/08/2018 - 07:13

Hopefully you can help

User
08/08/2018 - 07:14

can i paste in this excel sheet?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:14

I saw you have a question regarding use average funciton

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:14

Sure

User
08/08/2018 - 07:14

thanks

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:14

You can just provide sample as well

User
08/08/2018 - 07:14

I need an average of just the run times here

User
08/08/2018 - 07:15

In the excel sheet im working on I can't separate the word run from the times..

User
08/08/2018 - 07:15

weird that it pasted separately hee

User
08/08/2018 - 07:15

here

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:16

Ok

User
08/08/2018 - 07:16

No idea how to go about doing this

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:16

so, you need average of column B?

User
08/08/2018 - 07:16

correct

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:17

Please make sure column B only involve with time

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:17

then I can do the average for you

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:17

For some columns it shows as date as well

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:17

That will cause certain issues

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:17

Overall, you will need to use average() function to calculate it

User
08/08/2018 - 07:18

Thats part of the problem Im having, how can i get rid of those unwanted sections?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:19

Please click on the filter the de-select all year realted rows

User
08/08/2018 - 07:19

there we go the dates are gone

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:20

Ok

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:20

Then the average function in D1 is works!

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:20

:-)

User
08/08/2018 - 07:20

These are run times, like 18 minutes and 49 seconds

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:21

ok

User
08/08/2018 - 07:21

so i guess the average of those times is 19:20

User
08/08/2018 - 07:21

?

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:21

yes

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:21

Now it works

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:21

:-)

User
08/08/2018 - 07:21

thank you!

User
08/08/2018 - 07:21

I actually have two more sets

User
08/08/2018 - 07:21

can i send them to you?

User
08/08/2018 - 07:25

How about those?

User
08/08/2018 - 07:25

in column F

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:25

Well, you can do the same thing here

User
08/08/2018 - 07:25

right can you teach me that function? whenever i use =average on my side it wont work

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:25

But you can keep them in seperate columns

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:25

average()

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:26

in the parathesis, please include the range you need

User
08/08/2018 - 07:27

awesome thank you

User
08/08/2018 - 07:27

not sure why this is working better here

User
08/08/2018 - 07:27

but im going to copy my last set here then get out of your hair

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:27

Well, sometimes it happens

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:27

:-)

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:28

Hope you have a wonderful day

User
08/08/2018 - 07:28

you too!!

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:28

And please feel free to leave me some positive feedback

Excelchat Expert
08/08/2018 - 07:28

Welcome to got it pro!

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