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Google Sheets AVERAGEIF Function


The AVERAGEIF function is a premade function in Google Sheets, which calculates the average of a range based on a true or false condition.

It is typed =AVERAGEIF and has three parts:

=AVERAGEIF(criteria_range, criterion, [average_range])

The condition is referred to as criterion, which can check things like:

  • If a number is greater than another number >
  • If a number is smaller than another number <
  • If a number or text is equal to something =

The [average_range] is the range where the function calculates the average.

Note: The [average_range] is optional.

If not specified, the function calculates the average of the same range as condition.

Example AVERAGEIF function

Find the average speed of Grass type Pokemon:

The condition is that the type is "Grass".

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Example AVERAGEIF function, step by step:

  1. Select the cell F3
  2. Type =AVERAGEIF
  3. Click the AVERAGEIF command

  1. Specify the range for the condition B2:B10 (the Type 1 values)
  2. Type ,
  3. Specify the criteria (the cell E3, which has the value "Grass")
  4. Type ,
  5. Specify the range for the average C2:C10 (the Speed values)
  6. Hit enter

The function now calculates the average speed value of the Grass type Pokemon: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur.

The function can be repeated for Fire and Water type Pokemon to compare them:

Note: You can use the filling function for the other rows, but make sure to use absolute references for the ranges.

Now, we can see the average speed values of each type: