I am trying to write an average formula that takes into account the blank cells. I had only cells A2, A4, A6 filled out, but when I do =average(A1:A6), it is not treating the blanks as zeros so the answer is much higher than it should be. Should I do a logic formula within the cells?

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4/28/2010 7:44:01 PM

If you know the range, you could do the division yourself: =sum(a1:a6)/6 But this would include other non-numeric cells in the count of cells (6), too. krwelling wrote: > > I am trying to write an average formula that takes into account the blank > cells. > > I had only cells A2, A4, A6 filled out, but when I do =average(A1:A6), it is > not treating the blanks as zeros so the answer is much higher than it should > be. > > Should I do a logic formula within the cells? -- Dave Peterson

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4/28/2010 8:24:05 PM

=AVERAGE(IF($A$2:$A$6<>0,$A$2:$A$6)) AND HIT Ctrl+Shift+Enter to enter the array formula. "krwelling" wrote: > I am trying to write an average formula that takes into account the blank > cells. > > I had only cells A2, A4, A6 filled out, but when I do =average(A1:A6), it is > not treating the blanks as zeros so the answer is much higher than it should > be. > > Should I do a logic formula within the cells?

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4/28/2010 8:30:01 PM

>=AVERAGE(IF($A$2:$A$6<>0,$A$2:$A$6)) I think the OP wants to include empty cells and evaluate them as numeric 0. Try one of these this array formulas** . This one assumes the range contains numbers or empty cells only. No TEXT, no formula blanks "". =AVERAGE(IF(A2:A6,A2:A6,A2:A6)) This one will account for (ignore) TEXT but will evaluate blank/empty cells as numeric 0. =AVERAGE(IF(ISNUMBER(A2:A6),A2:A6,IF(A2:A6="",0))) ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT key then hit ENTER. -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "Nadine" <Nadine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7A8D82DA-5E0C-492A-BD80-ED08FCCA6148@microsoft.com... > =AVERAGE(IF($A$2:$A$6<>0,$A$2:$A$6)) AND HIT Ctrl+Shift+Enter to enter the > array formula. > > > "krwelling" wrote: > >> I am trying to write an average formula that takes into account the blank >> cells. >> >> I had only cells A2, A4, A6 filled out, but when I do =average(A1:A6), it >> is >> not treating the blanks as zeros so the answer is much higher than it >> should >> be. >> >> Should I do a logic formula within the cells?

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4/28/2010 9:46:22 PM

Or, it might be as simple as: =SUM(A2:A6)/ROWS(A2:A6) We'd need more details as to what the possible entries are in the range. -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "T. Valko" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in message news:eAwr%23wx5KHA.3880@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl... > >=AVERAGE(IF($A$2:$A$6<>0,$A$2:$A$6)) > > I think the OP wants to include empty cells and evaluate them as numeric > 0. > > Try one of these this array formulas** . > > This one assumes the range contains numbers or empty cells only. No TEXT, > no formula blanks "". > > =AVERAGE(IF(A2:A6,A2:A6,A2:A6)) > > This one will account for (ignore) TEXT but will evaluate blank/empty > cells as numeric 0. > > =AVERAGE(IF(ISNUMBER(A2:A6),A2:A6,IF(A2:A6="",0))) > > ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of > CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the > SHIFT key then hit ENTER. > > -- > Biff > Microsoft Excel MVP > > > "Nadine" <Nadine@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message > news:7A8D82DA-5E0C-492A-BD80-ED08FCCA6148@microsoft.com... >> =AVERAGE(IF($A$2:$A$6<>0,$A$2:$A$6)) AND HIT Ctrl+Shift+Enter to enter >> the >> array formula. >> >> >> "krwelling" wrote: >> >>> I am trying to write an average formula that takes into account the >>> blank >>> cells. >>> >>> I had only cells A2, A4, A6 filled out, but when I do =average(A1:A6), >>> it is >>> not treating the blanks as zeros so the answer is much higher than it >>> should >>> be. >>> >>> Should I do a logic formula within the cells? > >

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4/28/2010 9:56:18 PM

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