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 T. Valko external usenet poster Posts: 15,768
Average formula where blank cells are counted as zeros

Or, it might be as simple as:

=SUM(A2:A6)/ROWS(A2:A6)

We'd need more details as to what the possible entries are in the range.

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Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"T. Valko" wrote in message
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=AVERAGE(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$6<0,\$A\$2:\$A\$6))

I think the OP wants to include empty cells and evaluate them as numeric
0.

Try one of these this array formulas** .

This one assumes the range contains numbers or empty cells only. No TEXT,
no formula blanks "".

=AVERAGE(IF(A2:A6,A2:A6,A2:A6))

This one will account for (ignore) TEXT but will evaluate blank/empty
cells as numeric 0.

=AVERAGE(IF(ISNUMBER(A2:A6),A2:A6,IF(A2:A6="",0)))

** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the
SHIFT key then hit ENTER.

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Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

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=AVERAGE(IF(\$A\$2:\$A\$6<0,\$A\$2:\$A\$6)) AND HIT Ctrl+Shift+Enter to enter
the
array formula.

"krwelling" wrote:

I am trying to write an average formula that takes into account the
blank
cells.

I had only cells A2, A4, A6 filled out, but when I do =average(A1:A6),
it is
not treating the blanks as zeros so the answer is much higher than it
should
be.

Should I do a logic formula within the cells?