# Calculations Simplified. How to Find Average in Google Sheets

## How to Find Average in Google Sheets #

Calculating the average of a set of numbers is a common task when working with data in spreadsheets. Google Sheets provides a convenient way to quickly find the average of a range of cells, eliminating the need for manual calculations.

### Manual Calculation #

To find the average of a set of numbers in Google Sheets manually, you can follow these steps:

2. Select the range of cells that you want to find the average of. For example, if your numbers are in cells A1 to A10, select that range.
3. In the bottom-right corner of the Google Sheets window, you will see the average of your selected range in the status bar. The average will be displayed as `Avg:` followed by the calculated value.

Using this manual method, you can easily find the average of a range of numbers by selecting the desired cells and looking at the average in the status bar.

If you frequently need to calculate averages in Google Sheets, you can automate the process using Google Apps Script. This allows you to create custom functions or scripts that can be used to calculate the average of cells in a more efficient and automated manner.

2. Click on the "Extensions" menu, and select "Apps Script."
3. In the Apps Script editor, delete the default `function myFunction() {}` code.
4. Copy and paste the following code into the Apps Script editor:
``function calculateAverage(range) {  var sum = range.reduce(function(a, b) {    return a + b;  });  return sum / range.length;}``
1. Save the script by clicking on the floppy disk icon or by pressing `Ctrl + S`.
2. Close the Apps Script editor.

After following these steps, you can use the `calculateAverage` function in your Google Sheets document. To do this, enter the following formula in any cell:

`=calculateAverage(A1:A10)`

Replace `A1:A10` with the actual range of cells that you want to calculate the average of. The formula will update dynamically if the values in the range change.

### Use Case Examples #

Here are a few use case examples where finding the average in Google Sheets can be useful:

1. Grades and Students: If you have a spreadsheet with students' test scores, finding the average can help determine the class average or identify students who might be struggling.
2. Budget Tracking: When tracking expenses or income, finding the average can provide insights into spending patterns or revenue trends over a specific period.
3. Sales Performance: When analyzing sales data, calculating the average of individual sales representatives' performances can help identify top performers or areas for improvement.

By utilizing the average function in Google Sheets or employing custom Google Apps Scripts, you can efficiently find averages in your data, saving time and effort.

In conclusion, finding the average in Google Sheets is a straightforward process. Whether you prefer manual calculations or automate them using Google Apps Script, you can easily obtain the average value of a set of numbers in your spreadsheets.

To find duplicates in a column, you can use the Google Sheets "How to Find Duplicates in a Column" guide.
If you want to calculate the average in Google Sheets, follow the instructions in the Google Sheets "How to Find Average" tutorial.