formula to get true average

Hi, I need a formula to achieve a average for some mutual funds I have 
purchased over a period of years.
Column A contains the number of shares I have purchased and Column C contain 
the price per share and Column D contains the cost for these shares.  For 
example column A2 contains 130.29 and Column C2 contains $18.30 and Column 
D2 contains $2,484.25.  Each cell in Column A contains a different number of 
shares and likewise so does column C and D. I have 40 cells in Column A each 
with a different number of shares and Column C has 50 cells each with a 
different amount per share and Column D will have a different amount in each 
cell.  I need to obtain an average cost per share.  Is there a formula I can 
use to obtain this?  Any help or advice you can provide will be greatly 
appreciated.

Starlin 


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Just divide the total cost by the total number of shares:

=SUM(D:D)/SUM(A:A)
-- 
Gary''s Student - gsnu2007d


"S Dotson" wrote:

> Hi, I need a formula to achieve a average for some mutual funds I have 
> purchased over a period of years.
> Column A contains the number of shares I have purchased and Column C contain 
> the price per share and Column D contains the cost for these shares.  For 
> example column A2 contains 130.29 and Column C2 contains $18.30 and Column 
> D2 contains $2,484.25.  Each cell in Column A contains a different number of 
> shares and likewise so does column C and D. I have 40 cells in Column A each 
> with a different number of shares and Column C has 50 cells each with a 
> different amount per share and Column D will have a different amount in each 
> cell.  I need to obtain an average cost per share.  Is there a formula I can 
> use to obtain this?  Any help or advice you can provide will be greatly 
> appreciated.
> 
> Starlin 
> 
> 
> 
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GarysStudent (1572)
2/8/2008 5:51:02 PM
Thanks!
"Gary''s Student" <GarysStudent@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:94EEA8F9-FA0C-4AD2-99F7-7E614EE4218B@microsoft.com...
> Just divide the total cost by the total number of shares:
>
> =SUM(D:D)/SUM(A:A)
> -- 
> Gary''s Student - gsnu2007d
>
>
> "S Dotson" wrote:
>
>> Hi, I need a formula to achieve a average for some mutual funds I have
>> purchased over a period of years.
>> Column A contains the number of shares I have purchased and Column C 
>> contain
>> the price per share and Column D contains the cost for these shares.  For
>> example column A2 contains 130.29 and Column C2 contains $18.30 and 
>> Column
>> D2 contains $2,484.25.  Each cell in Column A contains a different number 
>> of
>> shares and likewise so does column C and D. I have 40 cells in Column A 
>> each
>> with a different number of shares and Column C has 50 cells each with a
>> different amount per share and Column D will have a different amount in 
>> each
>> cell.  I need to obtain an average cost per share.  Is there a formula I 
>> can
>> use to obtain this?  Any help or advice you can provide will be greatly
>> appreciated.
>>
>> Starlin
>>
>>
>> 


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starlin (7)
2/8/2008 6:38:33 PM
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