#### Formula for averaging times

```I have a very large spreadsheet that tracks times. I have the formulas
figured out fot the wait times that I need but I need to break them down by
individual.  There are approximately 15 different physicians listed in this
spread sheet.  I have a separate spreadsheet that I want to average the times
for each physician.

Example:

Physician 1  "time to see physician"  "wait time"  "elapsed time"
Physician 3  "time to see physician"  "wait time"  "elapsed time"
Physician 1  "time to see physician"  "wait time"  "elapsed time"
Physician 4  "time to see physician"  "wait time"  "elapsed time"
Physician 2  ....... and so on.

There are about 3000 entries one each spread sheet.  How can I get the
Average Wait Time for Physician 1, Physician 2, etc. without having to sort
the sheet by physician.  Is there a formula that can be used?

Thanks for any help.

```
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```A copuple of ways

=SUMIF(A2:A50,"Physician1",C2:C50)/COUNTIF(A2:A50,"Physician1")

or

=AVERAGE(IF(A2:A50="Physician1",C2:C50))

the latter entered with ctrl + shift & enter

better maybe to put the criteria (the physician's name) in a separate cell
then you only have to change the contents of that cell

=SUMIF(A2:A50,E1,C2:C50)/COUNTIF(A2:A50,E1)

or

=AVERAGE(IF(A2:A50=E1,C2:C50))

Regards,

Peo Sjoblom

"Denise" wrote:

> I have a very large spreadsheet that tracks times. I have the formulas
> figured out fot the wait times that I need but I need to break them down by
> individual.  There are approximately 15 different physicians listed in this
> spread sheet.  I have a separate spreadsheet that I want to average the times
> for each physician.
>
> Example:
>
> Physician 1  "time to see physician"  "wait time"  "elapsed time"
> Physician 3  "time to see physician"  "wait time"  "elapsed time"
> Physician 1  "time to see physician"  "wait time"  "elapsed time"
> Physician 4  "time to see physician"  "wait time"  "elapsed time"
> Physician 2  ....... and so on.
>
> There are about 3000 entries one each spread sheet.  How can I get the
> Average Wait Time for Physician 1, Physician 2, etc. without having to sort
> the sheet by physician.  Is there a formula that can be used?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
>
```
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PeoSjoblom (789)
1/28/2005 4:05:03 PM

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