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```I am trying to get the average of a column say a1 to a300, a1 to a15
has a number in each cell but the rest of the cells are currently blan
but might have a number put in in the future. The problem I am having i
when I use the =average a1:a300 it gives me an error saying I a
dividing by zero.  HELP!!!!

Mik

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```this SHOULD work regardless
=average(a1:a300)

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> I am trying to get the average of a column say a1 to a300, a1 to a155
> has a number in each cell but the rest of the cells are currently blank
> but might have a number put in in the future. The problem I am having is
> when I use the =average a1:a300 it gives me an error saying I am
> dividing by zero.  HELP!!!!
>
> Once Again Thanks In Advance
> Mike
>
>
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Don
10/15/2004 7:48:12 PM
```Hi
this should only happen if none of the cell is filled. To prevent this
try.
=IF(COUNT(A1:A300),AVERAGE(A1:A300),"no data")

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Frank Kabel
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> I am trying to get the average of a column say a1 to a300, a1 to a155
> has a number in each cell but the rest of the cells are currently
blank
> but might have a number put in in the future. The problem I am having
is
> when I use the =average a1:a300 it gives me an error saying I am
> dividing by zero.  HELP!!!!
>
> Once Again Thanks In Advance
> Mike
>
>
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frank.kabel (11126)
10/15/2004 7:49:32 PM
```Most likely, your "numbers" in A1:A155 are actually text that only look
like numbers.  Copy a blank cell, and Edit|Paste Special|Add over the
range containing "numbers", then try using the AVERAGE() function.

Jerry

mikeeee wrote:

> I am trying to get the average of a column say a1 to a300, a1 to a155
> has a number in each cell but the rest of the cells are currently blank
> but might have a number put in in the future. The problem I am having is
> when I use the =average a1:a300 it gives me an error saying I am
> dividing by zero.  HELP!!!!
>
> Once Again Thanks In Advance
> Mike

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10/16/2004 3:35:14 AM

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