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Question
The data in cell A1 to A3 are text. How can i find the average of just the % part in these cell. That is 100% + 98% = 97.9% divide by the number of cells, in this case its 3 cells.

Thanks

A1 = 74(74 for 100.00%)
A2 = 92(93 for 98.9%)
A3 = 141(144 for 97.9%)

Hakim

You won't be able to aveaage the text, but you can use the text to columns feature to separate the percentages from the rest of the text and then average them.
Here is what you do--
Paint the cells you want to separate then go to toolbar/data/text to columns, pick delimited then click next then check the tab box the space box and the other box in the square next to the other box put in a ) , then click finish.
You will then need to make sure the cells that contain the percentages are formatted as percentages.  You can then use the Average formula to get the average of all the percentages.

Hope this helps

Richard
Florida
USA
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#### Richard Roberts

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Can assist you in most areas of Excel, have been working with it for about 15 years in many types of applications, but primarily in financial and accounting applications. I am a CPA and many client or client problems have necessitated the use of excel. I am not an expert in charting, macros, or pivot tables.

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Have been working with Excel for about 20 years primarily in accounting and financial areas.

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