The AVERAGEIF function in Excel is a useful tool for finding the average of a range of numbers that meet a specific condition. It allows you to specify a criterion and calculate the average of only those numbers that satisfy that condition.

## Syntax

**AVERAGEIF(range, criteria, [average_range])**

## Arguments

range | The range of cells to be evaluated against the given criteria. |

criteria | The condition that determines which cells in the range are included in the average. You can use logical operators (e.g., “>, <, =”) or expressions (e.g., “>5”, “Red”). |

[average_range] | (Optional) The range of cells containing the numbers to be averaged. If not provided, the function uses the “range” for averaging. |

## How to Use

Here’s how to use the AVERAGEIF function with examples:

**Example 1:** Find the average of test scores that are greater than 80 in the range A1:A10.

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=AVERAGEIF(A1:A10, ">80") |

**Example 2:** Calculate the average of sales in the “West” region from the range A1:A20, where column B contains the region names.

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=AVERAGEIF(B1:B20, "West", A1:A20) |

**Example 3:** Compute the average of values in the range C1:C15, which corresponds to dates falling in the month of January.

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=AVERAGEIF(C1:C15, ">=01/01/2023", C1:C15) |

**Example 4:** To find the average of all values that are not empty in the range D1:D30.

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=AVERAGEIF(D1:D30, "<>", D1:D30) |

The AVERAGEIF function is a powerful tool to quickly calculate averages based on specific criteria, making it an essential part of Excel’s functionality for data analysis.