Excel is a powerful tool that allows you to perform a wide range of calculations, including finding the average of a range of cells. The AVERAGE function is a useful function in Excel that allows you to quickly find the average of a range of cells that contain numbers.

To use the AVERAGE function, you will need to follow these steps:

- Select the cell where you want the result of the AVERAGE function to appear.
- Type “=AVERAGE(” (without the quotes) into the cell.
- Select the range of cells that you want to find the average of. You can do this by clicking and dragging your mouse over the cells, or by typing the cell references separated by a comma.
- Close the parenthesis by typing “)”.

For example, if you wanted to find the average of the values in cells A1, A2, and A3, you would type “=AVERAGE(A1, A2, A3)” into the cell where you want the result to appear.

You can also use the AVERAGE function to find the average of a range of cells by using the colon operator. For example, if you wanted to find the average of all the values in column A, you could use the following formula: “=AVERAGE(A:A)”. This will find the average of all the values in column A from the first row to the last row with a value.

You can also use the AVERAGE function to find the average of values in multiple ranges. For example, if you wanted to find the average of the values in column A and column B, you could use the following formula: “=AVERAGE(A:A, B:B)”.

You can also use the AVERAGE function to find the average of values based on specific criteria. For example, if you wanted to find the average of all the values in column A that are greater than 10, you could use the following formula: “=AVERAGE(A:A, A:A>10)”. This will find the average of all the values in column A that are greater than 10.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful in understanding how to use the AVERAGE function in Excel.

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