We can use the AVERAGEIF function to calculate the average of numbers in a range that meet the specified criteria. 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- Final result of the AVERAGEIF function
- 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.
Setting up the Data
- The Branches of a store will be entered into Column B
- Column C will contain the Sales for each of the stores
- The result will be returned in Column E with the specified criteria in Column D
Figure 2 – Setting up the Data
AVERAGEIF IF Sales is >5000
- We will click on Cell E5
- We will insert the formula below into Cell E5
- We will press the enter key
Figure 3- AVERAGEIF if Sales is >5000
In a similar fashion, we will enter the formula below into Cell E4 and Cell E6 to get the result
- Cell E4:
- Cell E6:
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 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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