In this case, we are asking for more than one value by passing an array constant {1,2,3} into LARGE as the second argument. This causes LARGE to return an array result that includes the highest 3 values. In cell I6: returns an array like this: This array is returned directly to the AVERAGE function: The AVERAGE function then returns the average of these values. Note: the AVERAGE function can handle arrays natively, so it is not necessary to enter this formula with control + shift + enter.

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