How do I tell excel to average a column of numbers AND ignore any zero values?

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Here is one way:

In this example, my numbers are in cells a1 through a4. My average is computed with the formula:

=SUM(A1:A4)/COUNTIF(A1:A4,"<>0")

I'm summing the range of numbers and dividing that by the count of nonzero numbers. With this formula, you'll get an error if there are no nonzero numbers.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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EXCEL view the operation as a function fX and you enter it like this: =MINUS(H21,H22) This will show up in the cell and on the function bar above the column letters. The cell number would have a value in it. In this example H21 would have the value 10,and H22 would have the value 5. The formula would reside say in H23 and would show the result of the operation as 5.

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5 (Formula in cell is as shown above)

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5 (Formula in cell is as shown above)

Sep 19, 2017 | Excel Computers & Internet

Average is total divided by count. So add up all the values for the two years and divide by 24 months. You could also just select the entire column of values and Excel will show the average in the status bar at the very bottom. If not, right click the status bar and select Average.

Sep 16, 2015 | Microsoft Office Excel 2007

The easiest way is to add a field, name it attendance or something and assign a value of one. Then sum column a / sum column b for average.

Feb 18, 2015 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Formulas are used to specify calculations based on values in designated cells. Excel supports basic calculations as well as statistical, trigonometric and other specialized functions.

Formulas used in Excel must follow a certain syntax.

- All formulas begin with an equals sign
**(=)**. - Some formulas use operands such as
**+,-, *,/**for addition, subtraction, multiplication or division.

For example, the formula =A1+A2+A3 would add the contents of cells A1, A2 and A3. - Other formulas refer to different functions such as SUM, AVERAGE and others.

For example, the formula =SUM(A1:A3) would add the contents for the range A1 through A3. - Formulas can be
**combined with operands.**

For example, the formula =10*SUM(A1:A3) would add the contents cells A1 through A3 and multiply them by 10. - Functions can
**be nested within each other.**

For example, the formula =SQRT(10*SUM(A1:A3)) would take the square root of ten times the sum of cells A1 through A3. When functions are nested, it is important that the number of left parentheses match the number of right parentheses.

Aug 19, 2011 | Microsoft EXCEL 2004 for Mac

Ok - if your question is "What is Excel" - then the answer is that it is a spreadsheet program that allows you the ability to compute data (usually numbers) for example, pulling together a list of hours worked by employees and adding them up automatically. It also can be used to develop sophisticated computational models and I have used it to develop professional services proposal sizing tools using formulas and functions ... which is a good segwey into my other answer.

If your question is "what is a function or formula in Excel" - then the answer is a function or formula in Excel is a collection of mathematical, text, statistical, etc. preprogrammed tools that allows you to manipulate the data you have in your spreadsheet e.g. a SUM() function that adds a series of numbers, and AVERAGE() funtion that computes the average of a series of numbers, etc.

Hope that helps!

Rgds

David

If your question is "what is a function or formula in Excel" - then the answer is a function or formula in Excel is a collection of mathematical, text, statistical, etc. preprogrammed tools that allows you to manipulate the data you have in your spreadsheet e.g. a SUM() function that adds a series of numbers, and AVERAGE() funtion that computes the average of a series of numbers, etc.

Hope that helps!

Rgds

David

Oct 01, 2010 | Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Upgrade:...

Try this. If any of the cells are zero (or blank), the word 'zero' will be displayed. Substitute anything you want for the text including blank ""

=IF(OR(F61=0,J61=0,N61=0),"zero",AVERAGE(F61,J61,N61))

=IF(OR(F61=0,J61=0,N61=0),"zero",AVERAGE(F61,J61,N61))

Aug 26, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2007

Hi, here is the solution

1. Select column you want to put times.

2. Right click and select format.

3. go to Number tab and select custom

4. from custom list select h:mm:ss

Thats it

type the times in this format and apply average formula e.gl =AVERAGE(A1:A2:A3)

I will work, I just tested.

1. Select column you want to put times.

2. Right click and select format.

3. go to Number tab and select custom

4. from custom list select h:mm:ss

Thats it

type the times in this format and apply average formula e.gl =AVERAGE(A1:A2:A3)

I will work, I just tested.

Mar 10, 2009 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Hi Griffnz,

Your "known Y's" or 'values' are in Column B. This is the first array in the Trend formula.

Your "known X's" or 'months' are in Column A. This is the second array in the trend formula.

The trend formula is supposed to give you a projection of what the rest of the values in Column B will be over the next few months (usually continuing cells in Column A). The cells you want these values to show up in represent the third array in the formula.

Thus, your formula should look more like: '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,A15:A18)'

However, your formula is leaving out The values in B and adding values from C - -- but there ARE no values in C. Apparently, C is where you want the values to appear. In that case, the C array would be the third array in your formula. This would look more like '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,C3:C14)

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

Your "known Y's" or 'values' are in Column B. This is the first array in the Trend formula.

Your "known X's" or 'months' are in Column A. This is the second array in the trend formula.

The trend formula is supposed to give you a projection of what the rest of the values in Column B will be over the next few months (usually continuing cells in Column A). The cells you want these values to show up in represent the third array in the formula.

Thus, your formula should look more like: '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,A15:A18)'

However, your formula is leaving out The values in B and adding values from C - -- but there ARE no values in C. Apparently, C is where you want the values to appear. In that case, the C array would be the third array in your formula. This would look more like '=trend(B3:B14,A3:A14,C3:C14)

If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

Sep 30, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Hello,

You can use a colon to find a function over a group of cells. For example "=AVERAGE(D1:D10)" would find the average of the values within cells D1 through D10.

Hope that Helps

You can use a colon to find a function over a group of cells. For example "=AVERAGE(D1:D10)" would find the average of the values within cells D1 through D10.

Hope that Helps

Jun 11, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

I have created a spreadsheet for you to a) use and b) to learn from.

It is an Automated spreadsheet (as they should be) which calculates the number of minutes in a working week or month and calculates the average time per email giving Daily, Weekly and Monthly Outputs. It takes into account Public Holidays (or for time off). You can use the Output to create Graphs etc to visually display the Output.

It also allows you to calculate a Part Month average.

I have displayed it as it was CONSTRUCTED and as it would be USED.

The As Used worksheet is Protected and the only Inputs that can be done are in the Green Boxes (also the Saturday and Sunday boxes but you will need to Unhide the Validation List to include these and then to add 2 more columns titled Is Saturday? and Is Sunday? with the appropriate If Statement.

To unprotect the sheet go to Tools - Protection - Unprotect. There is no password so leave this blank.

All the workings are still there, the columns are just Hidden. To Unhide them, highlight the columns to the left and right of the hidden columns, click on Format - Columns - Unhide. To hide them again, highlight the columns that you want hidden, click on Format - Columns - Hide.

The LOGIC used (as in Functions) may seem complex but if you read the Descriptions in the first row you should be able to work out what and why it was done that way. Click on a cell to see what Function was used where.

You said that your spreadsheet was becoming a real mess, well I have created a monster for you (but not a mess).

I have uploaded the file to here:

http://users.tpg.com.au/lesliecl/

Hope this gives you the push to really start using Excel.

It is an Automated spreadsheet (as they should be) which calculates the number of minutes in a working week or month and calculates the average time per email giving Daily, Weekly and Monthly Outputs. It takes into account Public Holidays (or for time off). You can use the Output to create Graphs etc to visually display the Output.

It also allows you to calculate a Part Month average.

I have displayed it as it was CONSTRUCTED and as it would be USED.

The As Used worksheet is Protected and the only Inputs that can be done are in the Green Boxes (also the Saturday and Sunday boxes but you will need to Unhide the Validation List to include these and then to add 2 more columns titled Is Saturday? and Is Sunday? with the appropriate If Statement.

To unprotect the sheet go to Tools - Protection - Unprotect. There is no password so leave this blank.

All the workings are still there, the columns are just Hidden. To Unhide them, highlight the columns to the left and right of the hidden columns, click on Format - Columns - Unhide. To hide them again, highlight the columns that you want hidden, click on Format - Columns - Hide.

The LOGIC used (as in Functions) may seem complex but if you read the Descriptions in the first row you should be able to work out what and why it was done that way. Click on a cell to see what Function was used where.

You said that your spreadsheet was becoming a real mess, well I have created a monster for you (but not a mess).

I have uploaded the file to here:

http://users.tpg.com.au/lesliecl/

Hope this gives you the push to really start using Excel.

Apr 04, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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At first I thought that this solution would work only if SUMMING up numbers and not AVERAGE. I tried average but it didn't work. I then typed the formula exactly as posted (substituting my range) and it worked like a charm. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

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