# Excel - AVERAGE Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have a table with 8 values in it. I am trying to split the table into 2 groups with the lowest average difference between them.
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Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 04:33
Welcome to ExcelChat!
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 04:34
Could you show your data and explain what you want to achieve?
User 19/08/2018 - 04:34
yes i am going to upload
User 19/08/2018 - 04:34
User 19/08/2018 - 04:36
I am trying to get B2:B5 and F2:F5 average from the B13:B20 table with the lowest average difference
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 04:36
Could you show the desired example of the output?
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 04:38
Oh.. so you want to match the players in the way that there averages would as similar as possible?
User 19/08/2018 - 04:38
yeah
User 19/08/2018 - 04:38
That way they have the smallest difference in glory
User 19/08/2018 - 04:38
between the 2 groups
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 04:39
User 19/08/2018 - 04:40
yeah i am just glad i managed to get everything else to work lol
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 04:41
User 19/08/2018 - 04:41
may take a sec don't use this that often so have to find how
User 19/08/2018 - 04:45
User 19/08/2018 - 04:45
got it
User 19/08/2018 - 04:45
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 04:45
Thank you
User 19/08/2018 - 04:46
np sry it took so long to figure out
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 04:48
When you see the pop up, please extend the session
User 19/08/2018 - 04:49
sry just meant to click
User 19/08/2018 - 05:01
best difference i manages so far is 91.75
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:09
Could you please extend the session one more time?
User 19/08/2018 - 05:10
yup :)
User 19/08/2018 - 05:10
I am very good at being difficult and i guess this is no difference lol
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:29
What is the combination to get difference of 91?
User 19/08/2018 - 05:29
added into the sheet we next tot eh chat
User 19/08/2018 - 05:30
23,5500,2659,685 and 1829,1526,3500,1645
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:30
Oh, you have averages
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:30
I used sum
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:30
Look, I have created all kind of combinations
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:31
The table with the closest value to 0 is the solution
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:32
I don't have enough time to link the final result to them.. sorry, the task is quite hard for me, I believe there should be applied some special formula from math
User 19/08/2018 - 05:32
np i will figure it out
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:32
But my tables show the same
Excelchat Expert 19/08/2018 - 05:32
91.75 is the smallest difference

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