### When to use Excel AVERAGE Function

AVERAGE function can be used when you want to get the average (arithmetic mean) of the specified arguments.

### What it Returns

It returns a number that represents the average (arithmetic mean) of the arguments.

### Syntax

=AVERAGE(number1, [number2], …)

### Input Arguments

number1 – the first number, cell reference, or range for which you want the average. [number2] – (Optional) the second number, cell reference or range for which you want the average. There can be a maximum of up to 255 additional arguments.

### Additional Notes

Arguments can be numbers, named ranges, or cell references that contain numbers. Cells references with text, logical values, or empty cells are ignored, but cells with 0 are counted for averaging Logical values and text representations of numbers that you type directly into the list of arguments are counted. Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.

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