# Documentation/Calc Functions/AVERAGE

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## Function name:

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.

## Additional details:

None

## 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 |

## Related LibreOffice functions:

## ODF standard:

## Equivalent Excel functions:

AVERAGE