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Google Sheets AVERAGEIFS Function


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

It is typed =AVERAGEIFS:

=AVERAGEIFS(average_range, criteria_range1, criterion1, ...)

The conditions are referred to as criterion1, criterion2, .. and so on, 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 criteria_range1, criteria_range2, and so on, are the ranges where the function check for the conditions.

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

Example AVERAGEIFS function

Find the average defense of Grass type 1st Generation Pokemon:

The conditions are that the type is "Grass" and Generation is 1.

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Example AVERAGEIFS function, step by step:

  1. Select the cell H3
  3. Click the AVERAGEIFS command

  1. Specify the range for the average C2:C13 (the Defense values)
  2. Type ,
  3. Specify the range for the first conditionB2:B13 (the Type 1 values)
  4. Type ,
  5. Specify the criteria (the cell F3, which has the value "Grass")
  6. Type ,
  7. Specify the range for the second conditionD2:D13 (the Generation values)
  8. Type ,
  9. Specify the criteria (the cell G3, which has the value "1")
  10. Hit enter

Note: You can add more conditions by repeating steps 9-12 before hitting enter.

The function now calculates the average defense value of the 1st Generation Grass type Pokemon: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venusaur.

The function can be repeated for Fire type Pokemon and 2nd Generation 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 defense values of each type between generations:

Notice how the 2nd Generation Grass type Pokemon got more defense, but the Fire type stayed the same.