# How to Calculate Average of Averages in Excel (with Easy Steps)

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In Excel, we use to solve different types of real-life problems. One of them is to Calculate Average of Averages. In real life, an Average of averages or weighted average is needed in preparing results of a school or in paying wages to laborers concerning working hours, etc. However, you can prepare the reports containing weighted averages with a generic formula of excel. It is a straightforward process. In this article, I will describe how to Calculate Average of Averages in Excel with the necessary steps and illustrations.

## 4 Suitable Steps to Calculate Average of Averages in Excel

Before jumping into the steps, let’s introduce our dataset first. Here, we consider a dataset of the Final Result of ABC School. The dataset has 4 columns B, C, D, & E indicating Roll, Results of  Test 1, Test 2 & the Final Test. The dataset ranges from B4 to E9. Besides this table, we can see another table containing marks weightage in Test 1, Test 2, & Final Test respectively. Now, I will discuss how to Calculate Average of Averages in Excel with easy steps and illustrations. Follow the steps and increase your Excel skills. ### Step 1: Insert a New Column

• First, Select the F.
• Then Right-Click on the column. • After that, Click the Insert. • You will find a new column is added. Name it “Weighted Average”. ### Step 2: Apply SUMPRODUCT Formula to Calculate Weighted Average

• Now, Write down the following formula in the F5.
`=SUMPRODUCT(\$H\$6:\$J\$6,C5:E5)/SUM(\$H\$6:\$J\$6)` • You will find the result just like the picture given below.
• Fill-handle the formula from F5 to F9. • As a result, you will find the Weighted Average for every student. ### Step 3: Change Number Format to General

• Go to the Home tab in your Toolbar.
• Then, Select the Number
• After that, you will find the number format is in ‘Percentage’. • Then, Change the number format to General. • Hence, You will find the result just like the picture shown below. ### Step 4: Final Result of Average

• At last, you will find the result just like the picture given below. ## Things to Remember

• Use the absolute marks in the formula. Otherwise, an error will occur showing ‘#Div/0’.

## Conclusion

In this article, I have tried to show how to Calculate Average of Averages in Excel. In addition, I have shown 4 handy steps to Calculate the Average of Averages. This method is very useful for both professionals and students or learners. I hope you have understood all the steps. If you have any queries, let me know in the comment sections.

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Hello there. This is Souptik Roy. I graduated from Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering department. I am trying to explore the world of Microsoft Excel and want to increase my analytical power apart from my Engineering degree, as I have a curious mind. this is why I am trying to learn Excel Operations and write articles to help others.

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