# AVERAGE

## Definition

Returns the numerical average value in a dataset, ignoring text.

#### Sample Usage

`AVERAGE(A2:A100,B2:B100,4,26)`

`AVERAGE(1,2,3,4,5,C6:C20)`

#### Syntax

`AVERAGE(value1, [value2, ...])`

• `value1` - The first value or range to consider when calculating the average value.

• `value2, ...` - [ OPTIONAL ] - Additional values or ranges to consider when calculating the average value.

#### Notes

• Although `AVERAGE` is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.
• Any text encountered in the `value` arguments will be ignored. To have text values considered as `0` values, use`AVERAGEA`.
• `AVERAGE` returns the mean of the combined `value` arguments; that is, the sum of the values in the `value` arguments divided by the number of such values. To calculate the median use `MEDIAN`.

#### By adding the values you would like to calculate, Excellentable generates the outcome:

A
B
C
D
1
State
Population
Total area in mi2
Land area in mi2
2
Alabama
4833722
52,420 (135,767)
50,645 (131,170)
3
735132
665,384 (1,723,337)
570,641 (1,477,950)
4
Arizona
6626624
113,990 (295,233)
113,594 (294,207)
5
Arkansas
2959373
53,179 (137,733)
52,035 (134,770)
6
California
38332521
163,695 (423,968)
155,779 (403,466)
7
5268367
104,094 (269,602)
103,642 (268,432)
8
Connecticut
3596080
5,543 (14,356)
4,842 (12,541)
9
Delaware
925749
2,489 (6,446)
1,949 (5,048)
10
Florida
19552860
65,758 (170,312)
53,625 (138,888)
11
Georgia
9992167
59,425 (153,910)
57,513 (148,958)
12
Hawaii
1404054
10,932 (28,314)
6,423 (16,635)
13
Idaho
1612136
83,569 (216,443)
82,643 (214,044)
14
AVERAGE:
7986565.417
E
F
1
Water area in mi2
House seat(s)
2
1,775 (4,597)
7
3
94,743 (245,383)
1
4
396 (1,026)
9
5
1,143 (2,960)
4
6
7,916 (20,502)
53
7
452 (1,171)
7
8
701 (1,816)
5
9
540 (1,399)
1
10
12,133 (31,424)
27
11
1,912 (4,950)
14
12
4,509 (11,678)
2
13
926 (2,398)
2
14

`TRIMMEAN`: Calculates the mean of a dataset excluding some proportion of data from the high and low ends of the dataset.

`SMALL`: Returns the nth smallest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

`RANK`: Returns the rank of a specified value in a dataset.

`QUARTILE`: Returns a value nearest to a specified quartile of a dataset.

`PERCENTRANK`: Returns the percentage rank (percentile) of a specified value in a dataset.

`PERCENTILE`: Returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset.

`MINA`: Returns the minimum numeric value in a dataset.

`MIN`: Returns the minimum value in a numeric dataset.

`MEDIAN`: Returns the median value in a numeric dataset.

`MAXA`: Returns the maximum numeric value in a dataset.

`LARGE`: Returns the nth largest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

`HARMEAN`: Calculates the harmonic mean of a dataset.

`GEOMEAN`: Calculates the geometric mean of a dataset.

`AVERAGEA`: Returns the numerical average value in a dataset.

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