# (Excel examples for Beginners)

In this end-to-end excel example, you will learn – Excel formula for Beginners – How to Average numbers in Excel.

### Generic formula

`=AVERAGE(range)`

### Explanation

To get the average of a set of numbers, use the AVERAGE function.

In the example shown, the formula in E5 is:

`=AVERAGE(B5:D5)`

which is then copied down the table.

### How this formula works

AVERAGE is an automatic function in Excel. In most cases, you’ll supply a range of cells to average, and the function will return the result. However, you can also supply individual arguments to the function, in cases where cells are non-adjacent.

Note that AVERAGE automatically ignores blank cells and text, but zero values are included.

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