Weighted Average in Excel [Formulas]
Today we will learn how to calculate weighted averages in excel using formulas.
What is weighted average ?
Weighted average or weighted mean is defined as [from wikipedia],
The weighted mean is similar to an arithmetic mean …, where instead of each of the data points contributing equally to the final average, some data points contribute more than others.
…If all the weights are equal, then the weighted mean is the same as the arithmetic mean.
Why should you calculate weighted average?
or in other words, why you should not calculate normal average?
Well, it is because, in some situations normal averages give incorrect picture. For eg. assume you are the CEO of ACME Widgets co.. Now you are looking annual salary report and being the numbersgal you are, you wanted to findout the average salary of your employees. You asked each department head to give you the average salary of that department to you. Here are the numbers,
Now, the average salary seems to be $ 330,000 [total all of all salaries by 5, (55000+65000+75000+120000+1200000)/5 ].
You are a happy boss to find that your employees are making $330k per year.
Except, you are wrong. You have not considered the number of employees in each department before calculating the average. So, the correct average would be $76k as shown above.
How to calculate weighted average in Excel?
There is no builtin formula in Excel to calculate weighted averages. However, there is an easy fix to that. You can use SUMPRODUCT formula. By definition, SUMPRODUCT formula takes 2 or more lists of numbers and returns the sum of product of corresponding values. [related: Excel SUMPRODUCT Formula – what is it and how to use it?]
So, if you have values in A1:A10 and the corresponding weights in B1:B10, you can use SUMPRODUCT like this to get weighted average.
=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A10,B1:B10)
However, the above method works only if B1:B10 contains weights in %s totaling to 100%.
In the above average salary example, we dont have weights. But we have count of values. This is when you can use a variation of SUMPRODUCT Formula like this:
=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A10,B1:B10)/SUM(B1:B10)
Download Weighted Average Calculation Example Workbook:
In this workbook, you can find 3 examples on how to to calculate weighted average in excel. Go ahead and download it to understand the formulas better.
Do you use Weighted Mean / Weighted Average?
What do you use it for? What kind of challenges you face? Do you apply any tweaks to weighted average calculations? Please share your ideas / tips using comments.
More examples on Averages and Formulas:
 Syntax and Examples of Excel Average Formula
 Formula for Average of Top 5 values
 Calculating Moving Average in Excel
 Using SUBTOTAL formula and calculating averages
 Showing Averages in Pivot Tables
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Hello Chandoo,
I use weighted average almost every day, when I want to compute the progress of my projects in terms of functional coverage :
1. I have a list of tasks during from 1 day to 20 days.
2. It is obvious that each task must be weighted regarding its duration.
3. My functional coverage is calculated with :
sumproduct ( total_duration_array * ( todo_array = 0 ) ) / Sum ( total_duration_array )
and all subsequent grouping you can think (group by steps…)
Regards
Cyril Z.
I use it to calculate the Avg Mkt Price Vs our Products.
Main difficultie: to place the calculation on a Pivot Table
The use of array formulas does the trick for this calculation but, since I keep feeding new info to the file, it is getting way to “heavy” so I’ve started changing this calculation to a pivot table.
If I was the CEO of ACME…. Coyote would be armored like Iron Man !!!
Hello Chandoo
First – your site is excellent and very enlightning
Second – I find it easir to use an array formula
SUM(A2:A6*B2:B6/SUM($B$2:$B$6))
@Yair –
You can write your version of the formula with the SUMPROUDCT instead of the CSE SUM:
.
SUMPRODUCT(A2:A6*B2:B6/SUM($B$2:$B$6))
.
Why bother? SUMPRODUCT is about 10% faster than the equivalent array formula. I write about this on my blog:
http://www.excelhero.com/blog/2010/01/thevenerablesumproduct.html
Regards,
Daniel Ferry
excelhero.com
And how would you calculate the MEDIAN of a data set that is presented as values and frequencies?
I have tried a couple of approaches, but could not come up with a solution that was elegant and scalable to data sets with an abritrary number of rows.
If I’m the CEO, I’d want to see how much money total is spent on payroll for each department. In which case, I’d just total payroll spending and divide by total # employees.
@Gregor
Have a look at
http://www.techarchive.net/Archive/Excel/microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions/200806/msg02179.html
Thanks Chandoo, elegant solutions and helpful web site!
Small typo: both instances of $330,000 should be $303,000. You got it right in the image with the red circle around it, but the text is wrong.
“Now, the average salary seems to be $ 330,000 [total all of all salaries by 5, (55000+65000+75000+120000+1200000)/5 ].
You are a happy boss to find that your employees are making $330k per year.”
superb For weighted avg
What if my weights are decline equally. Example Data to be measured with WMA A10:A20, weights 10,9,8,7, etc, starting with A20*10, A19*9, A18*8 etc.
Do I need to create a separate column with the numbers 10,9,8,7,6 etc?
Thanks!
@Joel
You don’t need to use a seperate column for the weights, but it can be useful for clarity
.
If the weights are based as you say on a series you could use a formula like
say your in B20
=A20*(row()10)
so as you copy this between B10 and 20 it will adjust automatically as you specified
That works nicely. Thank you!
Hi Chandoo,
Can you please guide me on How to calculate weighted average on the basis of Date…?
I wanna find out two things (1) Weighted average amount (2) Weighted average Date
Data:
Date Amount
01Jan11 1200
08Mar11 1000
05Jun11 1200
17Mar11 1500
30Jun11 1600
Kind Regards,
Krunal Patel
@Krunal
The average is (1200+1000+1200+1500+1600)/5 = 1300
When you say weighted average what other measure are you measuring against?
Typically you will have say a Weight, Mass,Volume or Time which your measure applies to
If I sort your data by date
`1Jan11 1,200 66.0
8Mar11 1,000 9.0
17Mar11 1,500 80.0
5Jun11 1,200 25.0
30Jun11 1,600
Total 238,200 180.0
W.Ave 1,323.3 `
In the above the 1200 units has lasted 66 days
the 1000 units 9 days
If I sumproduct the Qty and the days
I get 238,200
This doesn’t include the 1600 units
I then divide the 238,200 units
by total days =180 to get 1,323 units per day
Hope that helps
Hi Hui,
Thanks for your reply.
I understand the concept but I dont understand why last date is not included. Instead it should have more weighted as compared to other.
Krunal
@Krunal
I have assumed that the 1200 units on 1 Jan applies from 1 Jan until the next period 8 Mar
If it is the other way around where data applies retrospectively, then your right except that we would leave out the Jan 1 result, see below
eg:
1Jan11 1,200 
8Mar11 1,000 66
17Mar11 1,500 9
5Jun11 1,200 80
30Jun11 1,600 25
.
Total 1,197 180
.
As I originally said weighting requires a second variable
Look at the fat content of Milk
it is expressed as %
So if you have 1000 litres at 5% and 4000 litres at 10%
in total you have 5000 litres at a weighted average of 9% (1000×5 + 4000*10)/5000
.
So in your case I have made assumptions about the usage of your product as you haven’t supplied much data
If my assumptions are wrong let me know
Thanks Hui.
Run hr Produ prod/hr
1425.5 431380 302.61
873 290894 333.21
604 232249 384.51
If I take average of individual row, I find a prod/hr figure which is given in last column above. And while taking average of prod/hr, means (302.61+333.21+384.51/3), I find an average value 340.11.
And if I take sum of run hour (1425.5+873+604) and sum of produ (431380+290894+232249) and divide produ sum by run hour sum then I find a different average that is 328.8
Why this difference in average value though in totality it looks same?
May some one help me, pls.
Regards
Raju
328.86
@Raju
You cannot simply average the averages, because as you see each input has a different weighting. Your 604 hrs they worked very hard and in the 1425 hrs they slowed down.
What you’ve done by summing the Production and dividing by the sum of the hrs is correct
Hi. I have a series of prices, and I’m trying to develop a formula which gives me a projected price… So for example:
Prices (Earliest to Most Recent)
2.50
2.90
3.50
4.30
5.00
?.??
I want to see what the price is likely to be in the cell ?.??, and I want the most recent price to be more relevant than the earlier prices… so in this example, I imagine the value would be something around $6.30… the difference between the prices being .40, .60, .80, 1.00…
I really only need the results in one cell, taking into account something like a 5 day moving weighted average (if such a thing exists). I’m essentially trying to see if the price is trending upwards, estimating the price based on more recent sales data and working out if the difference between most recent price ($5.00) and projected price (?.??) is more than 5%.
Hi, i need some help creating a weight average for some account under me. we have 3 product lines (growing to 5 soon). I need to create a formula that shows a weight average to rank the account 150.
so product 1 goal is 50 product 2 goal is 3 and product 3 goal is 3. i would weight these based on importance at 80% product 1, 15% product 2 and 5% product 3. so how would i write this formula since averaging the 3 is not the correct way.
so here is a small example
Acct Name prdt 1 actual prdt 1 goal prdt1 % to goal
acct 1 25 50 50%
prdt 2 actual prdt 2 goal prdt2 % to goal
acct 1 1 3 33%
prdt 3 actual prdt 3 goal prdt3 % to goal
acct 1 1 3 33%
so the average % of the products is 38% thats not what i need i need the weighted average by acct on all three products using the weights 80, 15 and 5. Please help.
James
@James
.
Actual
=25*0.80 + 1*0.15 + 1*0.05
=20.2
.
Goal
=50*0.80 + 3*0.15 + 3*0.05
=40.6
Hi there, I’m trying to calculate a weighted average in Excel of products that are not in adjacent cells but cannot figure it out. For cells adjacent to each other I use sumproduct but can’t find info on how to do it if the cells I need a weighted avg for are not next to each other.
IE
100,000(cell A1) units at $5 (cell B1)
150,000 (cell A5) units at $6 (cell B5)
Help!
You can use
=SUMPRODUCT(A1:A5,B1:B5)/SUM(A1:A5)
or
=(A1*B1+A5*B5)/(A1+A5)
or
=SUMPRODUCT((MOD(ROW(A1:A5),4)=1)*(A1:A5)*(B1:B5))/SUMPRODUCT((MOD(ROW(A1:A5),4)=1)*(A1:A5))
or
=SUMPRODUCT((MOD(ROW(A1:A5),4)=1)*(A1:A5)*(B1:B5))/SUM((MOD(ROW(A1:A5),4)=1)*(A1:A5)) Ctrl Shift Enter
(I’ve been waiting a while to use those techniques again)
refer: http://chandoo.org/forums/topic/ineedideaonasimplerformula
I am trying to find teh weighted average score for a particular student name Dennis, Gina. How can I obtain this using the sumproduct formula if it’s on 3 separate rows?
Agent Name ACD Calls Avg ACD Avg ACW Avg Hold AHT
Francis, Luis 951 139 29 13 180
Malave, Luz 910 143 28 86 256
Dennis, Gina 920 550 290 750 1590
Dennis, Gina 920 165 33 62 260
Sawyer, Curvin 1,536 236 4 60 299
Dennis, Gina 1,267 198 32 77 306
@Help Please
Assuming your data is in A1:G7
Try this for Column B:
=SUMPRODUCT((A2:A7=”Dennis, Gina”)*(B2:B7))/COUNTIFS(A2:A7,”Dennis, Gina”)
Adjust for other columns
need help…i have a table that shows attach rates of each segment by quarter. i need to find the weighted avg of the last 4 qtrs
for example: segment 1 in qtr 1 is 60%, qtr 2 at 63%, qtr 3 at 48% and qtr 4 at 43%
@Ann
=Sum(range of the last 4 qtrs)/4
Hi. I’m having trouble finding the weighted average for the % of influence (which is related to the rated level). I need to find out what the weighted average % inluence is (the % column) and then to use that % to calculate the $ of the influenced spend overall. HELP
Spend A Level % Spend B Level % Total$(M)
$99,660,078.50 0 0% $3,886,439.82 1 15% $300
$393,235.39 3 100% $465,897.47 2 50% $ 4
In the First Semester Scores worksheet, in cell F17, enter a formula to calculate the weighted average of the first student’s four exams. The formula in cell F17 should use absolute references to the weights found in the range C8:C11, matching each weight with the corresponding exam score. Use Auto Fill to copy the formula in cell F17 into the range F18:F52.
Student Score Top Ten Overall Scores
Student ID Exam 1 Exam 2 Exam 3 Final Exam Overall
3901202 100.0 83.0 79.0 72.0
3902674 84.0 91.0 94.0 80.0
3902998 55.0 56.0 47.0 65.0
3903543 95.0 91.0 93.0 94.0
3904235 83.0 82.0 76.0 77.0
3904338 52.0 66.0 61.0 53.0
3904520 85.0 94.0 94.0 91.0
3904857 89.0 78.0 80.0 87.0
3906486 92.0 87.0 89.0 97.0
3906996 74.0 75.0 47.0 64.0
3912608 96.0 82.0 91.0 96.0
3912738 69.0 74.0 81.0 74.0
3913151 87.0 89.0 70.0 82.0
3913731 100.0 94.0 86.0 93.0
3913836 93.0 90.0 95.0 80.0
3915008 78.0 89.0 81.0 88.0
3916427 74.0 81.0 83.0 86.0
3918650 88.0 71.0 84.0 81.0
3919267 94.0 90.0 97.0 97.0
3919285 83.0 71.0 62.0 87.0
3922487 72.0 70.0 88.0 77.0
3923021 83.0 76.0 81.0 80.0
3923637 89.0 72.0 77.0 73.0
3924752 100.0 96.0 90.0 99.0
3925393 95.0 96.0 91.0 85.0
3927098 72.0 49.0 60.0 51.0
3927984 82.0 61.0 70.0 61.0
3928341 82.0 71.0 64.0 70.0
3931816 76.0 69.0 58.0 70.0
3932544 90.0 76.0 91.0 71.0
3932876 84.0 85.0 66.0 74.0
3933323 96.0 88.0 94.0 93.0
3934118 80.0 74.0 75.0 82.0
3934404 86.0 85.0 85.0 82.0
3935520 100.0 96.0 87.0 94.0
3937925 78.0 60.0 87.0 70.0
py the formula in cell F17 into the range F18:F52.
You rock! Thanks so much for this weighted average calcuation/formulas. They are dead on.
Hi, I am not sure if this falls under weighted average or how to figure this..
I have different payment terms for different vendors and am trying to figure out how to figure my average payment terms on a montly basis.
25 days = 5% of spend
30 days = 60% of spend
45 days = 20% of spend
60 days = 15% of spend.
Can you advise? Thanks!!
I have to compute weighted average for students exam scores. Let’s say there are 5 exams.
But some of the students have only 3 or 4 exam scores… How can I do that?
Hi,
I was looking for a payroll dashboard.
Do you have one?
useful, but please change the $330k to $303k in the text
best
Great article! Very helpful example of weighted averages. Now to apply this to my ranking formula…
Hi, i have a typical problem where i have around 15 transactions which have different AHT’s for each of the transaction. I would like to know what will be the weighted average of all these AHT & Transactions, can u pls help me out
Transaction Type AHT Per Day Tran
120 Sec Trans 120 3
180 Sec Trans 180 87
208 Sec Trans 208 2954
240 Sec Trans 240 354
293 Sec Trans 293 4
300 Sec Trans 300 79
120 Sec Trans 322 2464
380 Sec Trans 380 19
381 Sec Trans 381 229
120 Sec Trans 396 182
401 Sec Trans 401 655
480 Sec Trans 480 49
540 Sec Trans 540 33
987 Sec Trans 987 251
1080 Sec Trans 1080 47
@Manu
Assuming your data is in Columns A1:D16
try the following:
Weighted Ave. AHT per Day
=SUMPRODUCT(A2:A16,C2:C16)/SUM(A2:A16)
Weighted Ave. Tran
=SUMPRODUCT(A2:A16,D2:D16)/SUM(A2:A16)
Thanks Mr. Huitson, however need one clarity as to what should be the values in cells D2 to D16 ?
As in my earlier query, i have given the Transaction AHT in Column ‘B’ and daily average volume in Column ‘C’
Please help
Manu
It is unclear what is in what column
It appears that you have 4 column
The formula is :
=Sumproduct( weight range, data range) / sum(weight range)
let me try this formula
COLOR DIFF :
CLARITY DIFF:
CUT DIFF:
POLISH DIFF:
SYM DIFF:
53.14%
SAME
65.22%
SAME
84.06%
SAME
48.79%
SAME
66.18%
SAME
24.64%
1 BETTER
28.02%
1 BETTER
7.25%
1 BETTER
48.79%
1 BETTER
26.57%
1 BETTER
15.94%
1 WEAK
5.80%
1 WAEK
8.70%
1 WEAK
2.42%
1 WEAK
7.25%
1 WEAK
4.83%
2 BETTER
0.48%
2 BETTER
1.45%
2 WEAK
0.48%
2 WEAK
hie how can i get overall average formula ols reply me as soon as possible
@Himanshu
Can you please post the file as this is difficult to understand
below is the snapshot as am unable to upload the excel
AHT is the time consumed for each of the transaction and the next figure is the daily count of transactions
(120 seconds, 3 transactions per day
180 seconds, 87 transactions per day
208 seconds, 2954 transactions per day)
AHT Per_Day_Tran
120 3
180 87
208 2954
240 354
293 4
300 79
322 2464
380 19
381 229
396 182
401 655
480 49
540 33
987 251
1080 47
@Manu
Assuming your data is in A1:B16 the weighted average is:
=SUMPRODUCT(A2:A16,B2:B16)/SUM(A2:A16)
HI Chandoo,
I am wondering if I can use any function in excel to help me make a better purchase decision…..
for example, if I am looking for a product (say, a laptop computer) and I go on a shopping website and I find out following information.
1. Model number
2. number of reviews
3. actual review rating (out of 10)
Now, there may a case when one person rated product A 10 our of 10 Vs 100 people rated another product B 9 out of 10. Obviously, I am safer with going for Product B, but how can excel be of help?
To make it more complex, if there were attributes of user ratings(like ease of use, durable, design etc), how to see this complex picture as top ranking of 1 , 2 and 3?
Just was wondering…………………
thanks in advance…………..
@Mahesh
Typically you will setup a number of criteria and then rank each criteria from say 1 to 10
Add up the criteria
and then examine the results
You may want to give some criteria differing importance and this can be done by giving such criteria a score of between 1 and 20 etc
You need to be careful about weighting scores on the number of responses
hello. i would like to know how can i use weighted average for statistical data analysis. i`ve collected data by using a likert scale type. number from 0 to 5
1
2
3
4
5
3
1
0
10
7
0
0
9
7
0
2
0
8
5
2
0
0
0
11
9
0
4
4
8
5
@Ouz
Can you maybe post a sample file with some field headers
I assume the 1st 15 are the question No’s
But why are there values > 5?
I thought you would layout the data as:
Also what is the weighting factor in your data ?
Thank you so much for this. It was extremely helpful and just what I needed today to calculate the weighted average of some data.
I am trying to create a weighted average for a series of tests with some testing readministered on a second date. Not all tests are administered on each testing. The workaround I have been using is to use a second matrix with an if function, but I am curious if there is a more elegant solution. Sample data is below:
Weight Test 1 Test 2
10 90 105
25 85
20 100 100
avg 95 96.7
weighted 96.7 94
Using the SUMPRODUCT/SUM described without the matrix incorrectly yields a weighted average of 52.7 since the second test counts as a zero. Is there an easy way to get Excel to ignore particular cells if they are left blank (i.e. test was not administered rather than score was 0) while using the weighted average function described here? Thanks for your help.
@Jeff
Does: =SUMPRODUCT((A3:A5)*(B3:B5)*(B3:B5<>””))/SUMPRODUCT((A3:A5)*(B3:B5<>””))
Help?
That actually gives me a #DIV/0! error. I’m not familiar with the (B3:B5<>””) string. What does that indicate? Is there a way to upload a file? I would be happy to just put the whole thing up so it would be easier to see what I am doing. I can also always use the workaround I have, it just seems unnecessarily messy.
UPDATE: That equation does work, however, you have to identify the cell as a matrix calculation. When the equation is entered it will initially give a #DIV/0!. Highlight the cell and hit CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. Then it calculates correctly. I am using Office 2010, so I am not sure if this applies in any other versions as well.
@Jeff
The formula should be entered normally not as an Array Formula
It will work equally as well in all Excel versions
My file using your data is here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z3lwro9fwwb3vyi/Jeff%20weighted%20Ave.xlsx
There are instructions on uploading files
Refer: http://chandoo.org/forums/topic/postingasampleworkbook
I am working on a spreadsheet that I input scores from a test. Some questions are 1 point and others are .5 points. My problem is that when I go to average these cells the percentage is off. I get 68.2% when the scores needs to be 81.25%. So the test is out of 8 points total and there is 6 problems that are 1 point and 6 problems worth 0.5 points. How do I get it to give me a correct average?
Sincerely,
Desperate Teacher
Sorry 5 problems are 1 point and 6 problems are 0.5 point.
@Desperate teacher… welcome to Chandoo.org
Write your scores & points like this:
Then, you can use a formula like,
=SUMPRODUCT(points, scores)/SUM(points)
See this example.
OK, so I have to come up with an average. I have 35 surveys with a 92% satisfaction and 9 with a 100% satisfaction. How do I write a formula to show me the average of all 44 surveys?
@Fred
=(35*0.92+9*1)/(35+9)
Hello – I am trying to find the average number of days it takes to complete a task. An example of my data is:
Column one=
0 days
1
2
3
4
Column 2 =
23
9
55
1088
1030
So I need the zero to be counted to represent the tasks that were done on the same day they were started… I cannot figure it out!! Please help!
Frustrated Analyst!!
Isn’t it simply
=(23+9+55+1088+1030)/5
=441 things per day
So it really depends on the speed at what your doing things
If you have to make 2205 things
it will take 2 days at 1088 per day
but several weeks at 9 per day
Hi–I think my problem could be solved by a combination of lookup and sumproduct but I cannot figure it out. I have a group of different omelettes and a few of those omelettes roll up to a more general group (i.e., NY, PA, and NC Omelettes roll into East Coast). I need to do a weighted average of NY/PA/NC Omelettes for East Coast. I need the formula to first look into the Level column. If 1, find the price in the data sheet. If 2, go to column A and find OMEL in this case, find all the rows that have OMEL (however many rows) in the Code column, and do a sumproduct with the Category Mix % and Avg Price for those rows and put the weighted average in the cell. Thanks so much!
A
B
C
D
E
F
1
Item #
Omelettes
Level
Code
Category Mix
Avg Price
2
256
Colorado Omelette
1
25.0%
$6.80
3
378
LA Omelette
1
15.0%
$6.20
4
OMEL
East Coast Omelettes
2
30.0%
$X.XX
5
123
NY Omelette
1
OMEL
60.0%
$4.50
6
124
PA Omelette
1
OMEL
15.0%
$6.70
7
125
NC Omelette
1
OMEL
25.0%
$3.90
8
657
Texas Omelette
1
10.0%
$8.60
9
864
Arizona Omelette
1
5.0%
$7.30
10
395
Ohio Omelette
1
15.0%
$5.50
Hope this table is more understandable:
Item # Omelettes Level Code Category Mix Avg Price
256 CO Omel 1 25% $6.80
378 LA Omel 1 15% $6.20
OMEL East Coast Omel 2 30% $X.XX
123 NY Omel 1 OMEL 60% $4.50
124 PA Omel 1 OMEL 15% $6.70
125 NC Omel 1 OMEL 25% $3.90
657 TX Omel 1 10% $8.60
864 AZ Omel 1 5% $7.30
395 OH Omel 1 15% $5.50
Hello – I am trying to figure out how to create an average line on a graph. When I try to create it, the line always ends at the correct average but begins at zero. How do I make an automated average line that is completely vertical  ?
Thank you!
@Not Your Average Analyst
can you post a sample file?
Refer: http://chandoo.org/forums/topic/postingasampleworkbook
HUI: Hello, I use wtd grades for student grading. I was wonndering if there is a way to determine a students grade at a certain date along the program. For example, say Alex is mid way through the course and at this point, 60% of the total points for the course could be achieved. Using the template I have created, it gives me a skewed result for grades up until the final score is entered at the end of the course. For example, if Alex has recieved 90% on test A, 87% on test B, 94% on test C, but test D and E have yet to be administered. The 5 tests are worth a total of 100% of the overall grade, but since 2 tests have no scores available, the weighted grade percent will not reflect his actual grade at this moment. How do I use excel to calculate that? Thanks!
@Happy Healer
As you aren’t weighting the individual tests,
Wouldn’t it simply be the average of his scores to date?
=Average(90, 87, 94)
=90.33
ps: Sorry for the delay, I was traveling in April and obviously missed the post
Hi all,
Quick question.
What if some of the values are negative values, does the formula still work?
Thanks,
SF
@SawFro
Yes, Negatives don’t affect the answer except that they reduce the average
100 0.1
200 0.2
300 0.3
400 0.2
500 0.2
Ave (weighted) 320
100 0.1
200 0.2
300 0.3
400 0.2
500 0.2
Ave (weighted) 140
thanks for your prompt reply – I figured out what was wrong about it. The negative values were not negative initially – I made them using a custom number formula hence why I thought the formula was not working. After making each value negative manually it worked.
Thanks!!
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SEPT ’12 SEPT ’13
A 102 85
B 970 1,004
C 380 307
D 33 27
Grand Total 1,452 1,396
Hello,
can you help me calculate the weighted average between these two time period
@NM… I am not sure I understand this question. Can you tell me what you have in mind when you say “weighted average between these two time periods” ?
@NM
What field are you weighting on?
Can you explain your request maybe with an example?
2013 2012 Delta Weighted Change
Site A 1003 966 +3.8% 2.6%
Site B 307 380 19.2% 5.0%
Site C 85 102 16.7% 1.2%
Total 1,395 1,448 3.7% 3.7%
Here is an example: with the weighted change previously calculated. Now I am trying to determine how to calculate the weighted change with these new figures below. My guess is Sept 13 should be the weighted field..
SEPT ’12 SEPT ’13
A 102 85
B 970 1,004
C 380 307
D 33 27
Total 1,452 1,396
@NM
I understand the Delta
But have no idea how Weighted was calculated
Typically when doing weighted averages, you have a second or more fields which are the weighting fields
Hi,
I intend to design a excel based rating system . How do i dervie a rating based on a) Target % b) Goal weightage.
Note rating 1 ( best) , rating 5 (worst)
Goal weightage on scale of 1 to 5.
Weighted grade
48.07/70
68.94 what grade is that?
Chandoo,
Once again you have guided me along the path of correctness. Thanks for the help!
Hi Chandoo, in your example you have average salary of a department and you are trying to calculate average salary of an employee. for that you need to know “actual total salary” of each department and then use that in the weighted average formula, you have used avg. salary of the department instead. isn’t this wrong ?
Very cool site.
Need help calculating weighted average yield on assets.
I have a spreadsheet with over 200,000 rows with assets totaling over $2.5 billion. Each row has about 120 columns with different stats for each loan. One of the columns is “asset amount” ($) and the other is “yield” (%).
I am using SUMIFS to filter the assets based on certain criteria (about 20 unique items), which generates a total dollar amount of assets out of the $2.5 billion that are in the entire spreadsheet.
I need to calculate the weighted average yield only on the filtered assets (which total well below the $2.5 billion). How can I create the weights for the resulting assets since the denominator changes every time I change the filters?
Thanks.
@JB
I’d suggest using a Sumproduct based formula
Can you post a set of data or email me ?
Thanks for this, i found it very useful.
I’m having problems finding a weighted average when dealing with time spent in a task, because each entry has its own time…
I don’t know if I’m being clear on this, english is not my mother language, sorry.
For exemple:
I have 500 tasks, divided in 5 categories. But the time spent is always diferent (5m, 4m59, 5m05, 4m48, etc.), so I’m not able to group them in quantities for each category.
Can anyone help me?
@Claudia
Can you post a sample file in the Forums
http://chandoo.org/forum/
@Hui
Thank you for your interest in my question. I attached a file in the post http://forum.chandoo.org/threads/weightedaverage.4256/
Sorry, the correct link is – http://forum.chandoo.org/threads/weightedaveragetimespent.18887/