#### 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
> 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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