We can use the AVERAGEIF function to calculate the average of numbers in a range that meet the specified criteria in a Google Sheet. Logical operators like >, <, <>, = and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching are supported by the criteria of AVERAGEIF. The steps below will walk through the process.
Figure 1- How to Use the AVERAGEIF Function in Google Sheets
- Range: This could be one or more cells, a named range, arrays, or references.
- Criteria: This could be a number, an expression, cell reference, or text.
- Average_range [optional]: These are the cells to get the average. If we omit it, the range is used.
Greater than or equal to 1000:
Greater than 4000:
Greater than 5000:
Setting up the Data
- The Branches of a store will be entered into Column C
- Column D will contain the Sales for each of the stores
- The result will be returned in Column F with the specified criteria in Column E
Figure 2 – Setting up the Data
AVERAGEIF IF Sales is >=1000
- We will click on Cell F4
- We will insert the formula below into Cell F4
- We will press the enter key
Figure 3- AVERAGEIF if Sales is >=1000
In a similar fashion, we will enter the formula below into Cell F5 and Cell F6 to get the result
- Cell F5:
- Cell F6:
Figure 4- Result of applying the AVERAGEIF function
- Any cell in a range that contains arguments like TRUE or FALSE are ignored
- Any empty cell within the range is ignored in range and average_range with the AVERAGEIF Function
- The error value #DIV/0! will be returned if there aren’t cells in the range that meet the criteria
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