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How to average non-adjacent/contiguous cells excluding zeroes in Excel?

Supposing you have a fruit table as the right screenshot shown, and you need to calculate the average of all cells in the Quantity columns excluding the zeroes, how to get it done? The following methods can help you.

Average non-adjacent cells excluding zeroes with formula

Average non-adjacent cells excluding zeroes with formula

The following formula we will recommend can just work on non-adjacent cells in a single row. For example, you need to calculate the average of three date’s quantity of Apple excluding zero cells in the table, you can apply the following formula.

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula =AVERAGE(IF(MOD(COLUMN(C2:G2)-COLUMN(C2),2)=0,IF(C2:G2,C2:G2))) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys simultaneously.

Note: In the formula, C2 and G2 are the first and last cells of the non-adjacent cells. And number 2 in the formula means there is only one column interval between every non-adjacent cell. You can change them based on your needs.

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