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## Calculating Averages by Date in Excel

When it comes to calculating averages in Excel, there are a few different ways to do it. One way is to use the AVERAGE function. This function will take a range of cells and return the average of those cells. Another way is to use the AVERAGEIF function. This function will take a range of cells and return the average of only those cells that meet a certain criteria. And finally, you can use the SUMPRODUCT function. This function will take a range of cells and multiply each cell by its corresponding value in another range, and then return the sum of all of those products.

To calculate an average by date in Excel, you can use any of these methods. However, the AVERAGEIF function is probably the easiest way to do it. To use this function, you first need to have your data organized by date in one column. Then, in another column next to it, you can enter the AVERAGEIF function. The first argument for this function is the range of cells that contains your data. The second argument is the criteria that you want to use to calculate the average. In this case, you would want to use the criterion "=date" (without the quotes).

For example, let's say that your data is in cells A1:A5 and looks like this:

 1/1/2014 1/2/2014 1/3/2014 1/4/2014 1/5/2014

To calculate the average for each day, you would enter the following formula into cell B1:

=AVERAGEIF(A1:A5,"=date")

This formula would return the following results:

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