GEOMEAN

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Returns the geometric mean of positive data. For example, you can use GEOMEAN to calculate average growth rate given compound interest with variable rates.

Syntax

GEOMEAN ( number1 ,number2, ...)

Number1,number2, ... are 1 to 30 arguments for which you want to calculate the mean.

Remarks

  • The arguments must be either numbers or column references that contain numbers.

  • If a column reference argument contains text, logical values, or is empty , those values are ignored; however, arguments with the value zero are included.

  • If any data point 0, GEOMEAN returns the #NUM! error value.

  • The equation for the geometric mean is:

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Example

Col1

Col2

Col3

Col4

Col5

Col6

Col7

Formula

Description (Result)

4

5

8

7

11

4

3

=GEOMEAN([Col1],[Col2],[Col3],[Col4],[Col5],[Col6],[Col7])

Geometric mean of the data (5.476987)

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