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I need to take the average a column of roman numerals (I, II, III)(in medicine we assign a person a roman numeral based on there health).  I have never taken the average of anything in excel except for basic numbers.  I have the file if that would help.  I am so lost. Please help.

thanks so much

Hello Elizabeth,

Excel does not have a direct formula to convert roman numbes to normal numbers. (Although there's a way to do otherwise)
In order to meet your requirements, we can use one of the following approaches:
1. If the numbers are limited, i.e. within 50 or so, then we can possibly use a Vlookup functionality to convert them to normal numbers and then run the averages.
2. If it is a large number series, then we might have to consider using macros.

Can you send me the range of numbers you use.

Thanks a lot,
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