#### Question with regard to Average formula

```Hi all,

I have a work sheet called 'HSO Front Sheet' and another one called
'HSO Data sheet'. On the front sheet it averages 5 cells from the data
sheet using the following forumla:

='HSO Data sheet'!D4+'HSO Data sheet'!F4+'HSO Data sheet'!H4+'HSO Data
sheet'!J4+'HSO Data sheet'!L4

If no data is contained within the data sheet the cell on the front
sheet returns: #DIV/0!

This then messes up an average of the averages sum i've got elsewhere
:P

I've tried ='HSO Data sheet'!D4+'HSO Data sheet'!F4+'HSO Data
sheet'!H4+'HSO Data sheet'!J4+'HSO Data sheet'!L4,0

but this effects the actual result, ie if the 5 cells in the data sheet
all are set to 5 the average comes out at 4.2

Can anyone advise what forumla i should be using? Many thanks

```
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shamble (7)
10/14/2005 6:49:20 PM
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```sorry, i copy and pasted the wrong formula, the actual formula being
used is:

=AVERAGE('HSO Data sheet'!E4,'HSO Data sheet'!G4,'HSO Data
sheet'!I4,'HSO Data sheet'!K4,'HSO Data sheet'!M4)

```
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shamble (7)
10/14/2005 6:52:54 PM
```KingCreole wrote...
>sorry, i copy and pasted the wrong formula, the actual formula being
>used is:
>
>=AVERAGE('HSO Data sheet'!E4,'HSO Data sheet'!G4,'HSO Data
>sheet'!I4,'HSO Data sheet'!K4,'HSO Data sheet'!M4)

Try

=IF(COUNT('HSO Data sheet'!E4,'HSO Data sheet'!G4,'HSO Data sheet'!I4,
'HSO Data sheet'!K4,'HSO Data sheet'!M4),AVERAGE('HSO Data sheet'!E4,
'HSO Data sheet'!G4,'HSO Data sheet'!I4,'HSO Data sheet'!K4,
'HSO Data sheet'!M4),0)

```
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hrlngrv (1990)
10/14/2005 7:15:47 PM
```Harlan Grove wrote:
> KingCreole wrote...
> >sorry, i copy and pasted the wrong formula, the actual formula being
> >used is:
> >
> >=AVERAGE('HSO Data sheet'!E4,'HSO Data sheet'!G4,'HSO Data
> >sheet'!I4,'HSO Data sheet'!K4,'HSO Data sheet'!M4)
>
> Try
>
> =IF(COUNT('HSO Data sheet'!E4,'HSO Data sheet'!G4,'HSO Data sheet'!I4,
> 'HSO Data sheet'!K4,'HSO Data sheet'!M4),AVERAGE('HSO Data sheet'!E4,
> 'HSO Data sheet'!G4,'HSO Data sheet'!I4,'HSO Data sheet'!K4,
> 'HSO Data sheet'!M4),0)

superb. thanks very much!  :)

```
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shamble (7)
10/14/2005 7:38:31 PM

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