# Averages

#### Corey

##### New Member
Is there a way to calculate a average, but eliminating the two lowest values from the data list before calculating the average?

Thanks,

Corey

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for a range A1:a10, you could use
=(SUM(A1:A10)-SUM(SMALL(A1:A10,{1,2})))/MAX(1,(COUNT(A1:A10)-2))

this will cause an error if less than two values exist your range.

=IF(COUNT(A1:A6)>2,(SUM(A1:A6)-SUM(SMALL(A1:A6,{1,2})))/MAX(1,COUNT(A1:A6)-2),"")

this will cause an error if less than two values exist your range.

Unless you fix it like Aladin has.

Great! Thanks for the quick reply. I'll give these a try.

Corey

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