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How to calculate the weighted average in Excel

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In an Excel spreadsheet, I need to calculate the weighted average of a column B regarding weights specified in A
This mean A1*B1 + A2*B2 + ... An*Bn / SUM(A1:An)
Is there a formula to do that easily ?
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Question by:LeTay
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by:Phillip Burton
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For A1:B3, you can use the following:

=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A3,B1:B3)/SUM(A1:A3)
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by:Pratik Makwana
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Please find attached excel has your result and some useful average formulas...
Average.xlsx
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by:LeTay
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Many thanks but I forgot to tell you this : some cells are empty
And so if for example B3 is empty (but A3 not), A3*B3 and A3 should not participated in the calculation
So ?
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So...

=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A3,B1:B3)/SUMIF(B1:B3,"<>0",A1:A3)

It's OK for A3*B3 to participate, because if B3 is empty, then A3*B3 = 0.

It's only the SUM that needs to change.

So.
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by:LeTay
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Formula is refused by Excel
Maybe a problem of , or ;
I don't know
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by:Phillip Burton
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Can you please post your spreadsheet here.

Also, is your computer set up to be in standard English, or a different language?
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by:LeTay
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It is standard french
Will prepare a spreadsheet with data
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by:LeTay
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Problem was indeed french, and ;
But the test you propose ("<> 0") is not the good one.
Irrelevant cells are empty, not zero
So ?
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by:LeTay
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Found it :

=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A3,B1:B3)/SUMIF(B1:B3,"<>",A1:A3)
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