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# What will be your formula for obtaining the average of the following cells? A1=90 A2=85 A3=80 A4=75 A5=75

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This question is part of MICROSOFT EXCEL EXAM
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Sep 18, 2020

#### A. Cook

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Mar 07, 2019

The formula to use in obtaining the average of the cells listed above in Microsoft excel is = average (a1:a5).
To get average, you add the values of all the items in the cells divided by the number of cells
= (a1 +a2+ a3 +a4+ a5)/ 5
Therefore, the two possible formulas of obtaining average in Microsoft excel are:
= average (a1:a5).
= (a1 +a2+ a3 +a4+ a5)/ 5
Hope this helps.

Answered Dec 08, 2017

=AVERAGE(A1:A2),=(A1+A2+A3+A4+A5)/5,=average(a1:a5),=(a1+a2+a3+a4+a5)/5

#### engmaroof

Engmaroof

Answered May 06, 2017

To get the average of range a1:a5 the formula should be
= average(a1:a5)

#### londafb

Londafb

Answered Mar 01, 2017

To average, you add the numeric values of all the items and then divide by the NUMBER OFITEMS added.
Capitalization is not an issue...

POSSIBLE ANSWERS TO THIS QUESTION

• =(A1+A2+A3+A4+A5)/5
• =AVERAGE(a1:a5)

I got the question right, but my answer was marked "wrong".

My answer was, =(A1+A2+A3+A4+A5)/5

#### wbonhart

Wbonhart

Answered Nov 29, 2016

My answer was =average(a1:a5). I did not use uppercase letters. You do not have to use uppercase letters in Excel for the formula to work. So my answer is not wrong

#### John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 25, 2016

=AVERAGE(A1:A5), =(A1+A2+A3+A4+A5)/5, =average(a1:a5), =(a1+a2+a3+a4+a5)/5