Excel Average Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel AVERAGE function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.


The Excel AVERAGE function returns the average of the numbers that you provided.

The AVERAGE function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Statistical Function.

The AVERAGE function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.


The syntax of the AVERAGE function is as below:

= AVERAGE (number1,[number2],…)

Where the AVERAGE function arguments are:

  • Number1 -This is a required argument.  the first numeric values
  • Number2 – This is an optional argument.


The below examples will show you how to use Excel AVERAGE Function to return the average of the numbers provided.

#1 To get the average value of the numbers in cell range B1:B3 Cell, just using the following excel formula:


excel average function example1

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