Excel formula for Beginners – How to Average numbers ignore zero in Excel

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Excel formula for Beginners – How to Average numbers ignore zero in Excel

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To get the average of a set of numbers, excluding or ignoring zero values, use the AVERAGEIF function. In the example shown, the formula in E6 is:


How this formula works

In the example shown, the formula in E5 is based on the AVERAGE function:

=AVERAGE(B5:D5) // returns 60

The result is 60, since (90+90+0)/ 3 = 60.

To filter out the zero from the calculated average, the formula in E6 uses the AVERAGEIF function like this:

=AVERAGEIF(B6:D6,"<>0") // returns 90

The criteria supplied is “<>0”, which means “not equal to zero”.

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