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# Excel AVERAGEIF Function Step by Step Tutorial

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How the AVERAGEIF Function Works

Excel AVERAGE IF Function

### How the AVERAGEIF Function Works

Related Tutorial: Text only version - Excel AVERAGE IF Function Quick Tutorial

The AVERAGEIF function combines the IF function and AVERAGE function in Excel. This combination allows you to find the average or arithmetic mean of those values in a selected range of data that meets specific criteria.

The IF portion of the function determines what data meets the specified criteria and the AVERAGE part calculates the average or mean.

Normally, AVERAGE IF is used with rows of data called records. In a record, all of the data in each cell in the row is related - such as a company's name, address and phone number.

AVERAGE IF looks for the specific criteria in one cell or field in the record and, if it finds a match, it averages that data or data in another specified field in the same record.

### AVERAGEIF Step by Step Tutorial

This tutorial uses the AVERAGE IF function to find the average yearly sales for the East sales region in a set of data records.

Following the steps in the tutorial topics below walks you through creating and using the AVERAGE IF function seen in the image above to calculate average yearly sales.

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