# Excel AVERAGEIF Function

Excel AVERAGEIF Function to calculates the average of the values which meet a condition. In simple words, you can specify a condition and this function will only average those values which meet that condition.

## Syntax

AVERAGEIF(range, criteria, average_range)

### Arguments

**range**A range contain values from which you want to check the condition.**criteria**Condition which you want to check.**[average_range]**A range in which you have values to calculate the average.

## Notes

- All empty cells will be ignored in average_range.
- You can use wildcard characters in criteria.
- If a range has no value or text, it will return #DIV/0!.
- Cells in the range which contain TRUE or FALSE are ignored.
- The size of average_range and range should be same.
- Text, logical operators should be enclosed in double quotes.
- If you skip specifying the average range, it will return the average of cells from range (if the range has numeric values). And, if the range has other than numeric values it will return #DIV/0!.

## Examples

In the below example, we have used AVERAGEIF to calculate the average of product C. We have directly inserted criteria into the function by using double quotes.

We have two entries of product C in which we have quantities 12 and 8 respectively.

AVERAGEIF checks for the product C in column A and average corresponding values from column B.

In the below example, we have used an asterisk to calculate the average quantity of fruits who have alphabet A in their name. We have two fruits in above list who have Alphabet A in their name.

AVERAGEIF verifies the condition from the column A and calculates the average of corresponding values from column B.

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