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Creating an average of three vlookup findings

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    Creating an average of three vlookup findings

    Hi, have done some research on this, but can't find the answer.

    I'd simply like to create an average of three numbers (each between 1 and 10), which are located in columns V, AJ and AX of my sheet, and for the average to be returned in column AZ. The only issue is that the numbers in V, AJ, and AX are the results of a vlookup from another sheet, so a simple =average (V1, AJ1, AX1) won't suffice.

    How can I create an average when the vlookup formula is still in the relevant cells?

    I feel like it's an averageif, but can't quite get my head around it.

    EDIT: attachment provided, although figures needed to create the average aren't correct due to sensitive nature of vlookup formula file location. Hope this is enough to understand!
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    Re: Creating an average of three vlookup findings

    Attach a sample workbook (not a picture or pasted copy). Make sure there is just enough data to demonstrate your need. Include a BEFORE sheet and an AFTER sheet in the workbook if needed to show the process you're trying to complete or automate. Make sure your desired results are shown, mock them up manually if necessary.

    Remember to desensitize the data.

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    Re: Creating an average of three vlookup findings

    Averaging numbers shouldn't matter whether they're returned from a formula or not. What error / unwanted result are you encountering when averaging results of vlookup formulas?
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    Re: Creating an average of three vlookup findings

    I'm getting a #DIV/0! error

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    Re: Creating an average of three vlookup findings

    Where is the error in the attachment? The attachment is of no use whatsoever if it does not display the issues you are having.
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    Re: Creating an average of three vlookup findings

    If you are getting a #DIV/0! error, that means that there are no numeric values in the cells that are being averaged.

    The following formula in your sample from post #1 produced the expected results:
    AZ2 =AVERAGE(V2,AJ2,AX2)

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