# Documentation/Calc Functions/AVERAGE

AVERAGE

## Category:

Statistical Analysis

## Summary:

Returns the average of the arguments.

## Syntax:

AVERAGE(Number 1 [; Number 2 [; … [; Number 255]]])

## Returns:

Returns a real number which is the average of Number 1, Number 2, … , Number 255. It returns the sum of all the numbers divided by the count of the numbers.

## Arguments:

Number 1, Number 2, … , Number 255 are real numbers, references to cells or to cell ranges of numbers.

• If any of the arguments contain text value either being passed directly or with double quotes then the function returns a name(#NAME?) error or a simple error value(Err:504), respectively.
• If a reference to a cell containing text is passed as an argument then the function calculates average absolute deviation considering text value as 0.

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## Examples:

Formula Description Returns
=AVERAGE(A1:A5) where A1,A2,A3,A4,A5 are 1,2,3,4,5 returns average of 1,2,3,4,5 3
=AVERAGE(1.5;-2;0;-4.2) returns average of 1.5,-2,0,-4.2 -1.175

AVERAGE