What Is "mean" in Excel?


Quick Answer

In Excel, the mean function is used to calculate the average of a set of numbers. The numbers used can come from any cell in an Excel spreadsheet by listing the cells involved into the average function box.

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To calculate the mean in Excel, select an empty cell to serve as the display location of the average. Click on the function wizard button, marked as an "fx" to open the function wizard menu. In the Function Category, select the Statistical option, and in the Function Name menu, select Average and then hit the Next button. Enter the cells that are being averaged into the number boxes, then select finish to display the mean into the chosen Excel cell.

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