# How to Average Percentages in Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel provides an efficient way to average percentages, helping you to simplify complex data sets and achieve accurate results. This guide will walk you through the process of calculating average percentages, making your data analysis more effective and reliable.

## How to Average Percentages in Microsoft Excel

Averaging percentages in Microsoft Excel allows you to simplify analysis precisely. Follow these steps to calculate average percentages effectively:

• ### Step 1. Enter Your Percentage Data

Begin by entering the percentage values you want to average into a column or row in your Excel worksheet. Ensure each value is formatted as a percentage.

• ### Step 2. Select the Cell for the Average

Click on the cell where you want the average percentage to be displayed. This cell should be different from your data entries.

• ### Step 3. Use the AVERAGE Function

In the selected cell, type the formula “=AVERAGE(A1:A10),” where “A1:A10” represents the range of cells containing your percentage data. Press “Enter” to calculate the average.

• ### Step 4. Format the Result as a Percentage

Ensure the resulting value is displayed as a percentage. Right-click the cell, choose “Format Cells,” select “Percentage,” and set the desired number of decimal places.

• ### Step 5. Verify the Calculation

Double-check your data and the calculated average to ensure accuracy. Adjust any data entries if necessary and recalculate to maintain correct results.

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## FAQs

### How do I average percentages in Excel?

Use the formula “=AVERAGE(range)” to calculate the average of your percentage values.

### Can I average percentages that are in different columns?

Yes, you can select multiple ranges by separating them with commas in the AVERAGE function.

### How do I format the average as a percentage?

Right-click the cell, select “Format Cells,” choose “Percentage,” and set the desired decimal places.

### Is it possible to include blank cells in the range?

Yes, Excel will ignore blank cells when calculating the average.

### Yes, Excel will ignore blank cells when calculating the average.

Yes, use the SUBTOTAL function with the appropriate function number for averaging visible cells only.