# Google Sheets AVERAGEIF Function

## 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".

Example **AVERAGEIF** function, step by step:

- Select the cell
`F3`

- Type
`=AVERAGEIF`

- Click the
**AVERAGEIF**command

- Specify the range for the condition
`B2:B10`

(the Type 1 values) - Type
`,`

- Specify the criteria (the cell
`E3`

, which has the value "Grass") - Type
`,`

- Specify the range for the average
`C2:C10`

(the Speed values) - 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: