#### how do i average the 2 smallest number in a range of six numbers

```I tried (small(a1:a6,1)+small(a1:a6,2)/2, but got an incorrect number.
Is there problem with syntax, or perhaps another to accomplish what I am
trying to achieve.

Zetstrat
```
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11/20/2004 5:31:01 PM
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```Try:

(small(a1:a6,1)+small(a1:a6,2))/2
or
small(a1:a6,1)/2+small(a1:a6,2)/2

Regards

Trevor

"zetatstrat" <zetatstrat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I tried (small(a1:a6,1)+small(a1:a6,2)/2, but got an incorrect number.
> Is there problem with syntax, or perhaps another to accomplish what I am
> trying to achieve.
>
> Zetstrat

```
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Trevor9259 (673)
11/20/2004 5:41:28 PM
```Hi
the following should do
=SUM(SMALL(A1:A6,{1,2}))/2

"zetatstrat" wrote:

> I tried (small(a1:a6,1)+small(a1:a6,2)/2, but got an incorrect number.
> Is there problem with syntax, or perhaps another to accomplish what I am
> trying to achieve.
>
> Zetstrat
```
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frank.kabel (11126)
11/20/2004 5:51:04 PM
```This should do it:
=((SMALL(A1:A6,1))+(SMALL(A1:A6,2)))/2

Your formula calculates out of order. Excel always divides before it adds in
a formula, unless you group parts of the equation together with parentheses.

tj

"zetatstrat" wrote:

> I tried (small(a1:a6,1)+small(a1:a6,2)/2, but got an incorrect number.
> Is there problem with syntax, or perhaps another to accomplish what I am
> trying to achieve.
>
> Zetstrat
```
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tjtjjtjt (488)
11/20/2004 5:51:06 PM
```
"zetatstrat" wrote:

> I tried (small(a1:a6,1)+small(a1:a6,2)/2, but got an incorrect number.
> Is there problem with syntax, or perhaps another to accomplish what I am
> trying to achieve.
>
> Zetstrat

Thanks to everyone for their help
```
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11/20/2004 5:59:03 PM
```Why not simplify to
=AVERAGE(SMALL(A1:A6,{1,2}))

Jerry

Frank Kabel wrote:

> Hi
> the following should do
> =SUM(SMALL(A1:A6,{1,2}))/2
>
> "zetatstrat" wrote:
>
>
>>I tried (small(a1:a6,1)+small(a1:a6,2)/2, but got an incorrect number.
>>Is there problem with syntax, or perhaps another to accomplish what I am
>>trying to achieve.
>>
>>Zetstrat

```
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11/21/2004 12:21:32 PM
```You are missing a few parentheses, but Frank and Jerry both provided more
concise formulas anyway.

tj

"zetatstrat" wrote:

>
>
> "zetatstrat" wrote:
>
> > I tried (small(a1:a6,1)+small(a1:a6,2)/2, but got an incorrect number.
> > Is there problem with syntax, or perhaps another to accomplish what I am
> > trying to achieve.
> >
> > Zetstrat
>
> Thanks to everyone for their help
```
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tjtjjtjt (488)
11/23/2004 2:33:04 AM

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