which returns the average pay per week, excluding weeks where no hours were logged. This is an array formula, but it is not necessary to enter with control + shift + enter because the SUMPRODUCT function can natively handle most array operations. Working from the inside out, we first calculate total pay for all weeks: This is an array operation that multiplies hours by rates to calculate weekly pay amounts. The result is an array like this: Since there are 6 weeks in the worksheet, the array contains 6 values. This array is returned directly to SUMPRODUCT function: The SUMPRODUCT function then returns the sum of items in the array, 840. At this point, we have: Next, the COUNTIF function returns a count of values greater than zero in the range D5:I5. Since 2 of the 6 values are blank, and Excel evaluates blank cells as zero, COUNTIF returns 4. The final result is 840 divided by 4, which equals 210

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