# How to Do Average on Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel simplifies the process of calculating averages, making it a breeze for anyone, even 7th graders, to handle. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to compute averages in Microsoft Excel.

## How to Do Average on Microsoft Excel

Calculating averages in Microsoft Excel is a fundamental skill for data analysis and reporting. Whether you’re analyzing grades, sales figures, or any other numerical data, Excel simplifies the process. Follow these simple steps to compute averages efficiently.

• ### Step 1. Select the Cell Where You Want the Average to Appear

Click on the cell where you want the average result to appear in your Excel sheet.

• ### Step 2. Use the Formula Bar

Type “=AVERAGE(” into the formula bar (without quotes), where “AVERAGE” is the function we’ll use to calculate the average.

• ### Step 3. Select the Range of Cells

Click and drag to select the range of cells you want to include in the average calculation.

• ### Step 4. Close the Function

After selecting the range, close the function by typing “)” (closing parenthesis) and press Enter.

• ### Step 5. View the Result

Excel will automatically calculate the average of the selected range of cells and display the result in the cell you initially selected.

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## FAQs

### How do I calculate the average of a range of numbers in Excel?

Use the AVERAGE function and select the range of numbers you want to average.

### Can I include non-numeric values in the average calculation?

No, Excel will ignore non-numeric values when calculating the average.

### What if my data includes blank cells or errors?

Excel will still calculate the average, excluding blank cells and any cells with errors.

### Is there a shortcut to quickly calculate the average in Excel?

Yes, you can use the AutoSum feature (Alt + =) to automatically insert the AVERAGE function.

### Can I calculate the average of multiple ranges in Excel?

Yes, you can use the AVERAGE function multiple times or select multiple ranges within the function to calculate the average.