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RANK.AVG: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use RANK.AVG in Excel?

RANK.AVG is a function in Excel that calculates the rank of a given value within a given set of values. The rank is determined by the value's position within the set of values, with the first value in the set having a rank of 1, the second value having a rank of 2, and so on. The rank of a given value is then used to calculate the average rank of all of the values in the set.

What is the syntax of RANK.AVG in Excel?

The syntax for the RANK.AVG function in Excel is as follows:

=RANK.AVG(number_list, [order_by], [ascending])

The "number_list" is the range of cells that you want to calculate the average rank for. The "order_by" is the column that you want to order the ranks in. The "ascending" argument is optional, and if omitted, the ranks will be sorted in ascending order.

What is an example of how to use RANK.AVG in Excel?

The RANK.AVG function in Excel is used to rank a list of numbers in ascending order and then return the average rank of the numbers. An example of how to use the function would be to rank the sales totals of five sales representatives from lowest to highest and then return the average rank of the sales representatives. To do this, the user would enter the following formula in a cell: =RANK.AVG(B2:B6)

When should you not use RANK.AVG in Excel?

There are several instances in which you should not use RANK.AVG in Excel. One such instance is when you have a list of data in which some values are missing. In this case, the RANK.AVG function will not work correctly, as it will not be able to determine the rank of a value if it is missing. Another instance in which you should not use the RANK.AVG function is when you have a list of data in which the values are not in numerical order. In this case, the RANK.AVG function will not be able to determine the rank of a value correctly, as it will be based on the order of the data and not the rank.

What are some similar formulae to RANK.AVG in Excel?

In Excel, there are a few similar formulae to RANK.AVG. They are RANK.EQ, RANK.O, and RANK.S. All of these functions will rank a list of numbers, but they will return different results. RANK.EQ will rank the numbers in a list and return the rank of the number within the list. RANK.O will rank the numbers in a list and return the rank of the number relative to the other numbers in the list. RANK.S will rank the numbers in a list and return the rank of the number relative to the other numbers in the list, but it will ignore any ties.

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