TRIMMEAN works by first excluding values from the top and bottom of a data set, then calculating mean. The number of data points is provided as a percentage. The percentage can be input either in decimal format or percent format: It’s important to note that TRIMMEAN rounds excluded data points down to the nearest multiple of 2. For example, with 50 data points, 10% equals 5 values. In this case, TRIMMEAN will round 5 down to 4, then exclude two values from the top, of the data set, and two values from the bottom of the data set.

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