# Can't understand why two values are different

#### leopardhawk

##### Active Member
Hello forum friends, I am testing a workbook to make sure there are no errors and I am having problems figuring out why these two values are different when they should be exactly the same. If anyone has any ideas as to why, I will be very grateful.

There are two columns on one worksheet (income), one with dates that are two weeks apart and the other with dollar amounts (see below). This formula returns \$947.03.
Code:
``=AVERAGE(H12:H33)``
The other worksheet (personal_info) has a date of birth for the user (see below).

This formula returns \$990.08, a difference of \$43.05! This is what I can't figure out, if the user is under 65 years of age, the formula should be returning the same amount, no?
Code:
``=IFERROR(AVERAGEIFS(income!H12:H500,income!F12:F500,"<"&EDATE(personal_info!E9,(65*12))),0)``
<b>Excel 2016 (Windows) 32 bit</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #B6AAA6"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #E0E0F0 " /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #E0E0F0 ;text-align: center;color: #201116"><th></th><th>F</th><th>G</th><th>H</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">12</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-08-18</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 649.33 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">13</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-09-01</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 490.24 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">14</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-09-15</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 655.48 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">15</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-10-13</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 360.70 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">16</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-10-27</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,587.13 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">17</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-11-10</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 827.74 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">18</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-11-24</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 459.91 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">19</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-12-08</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,622.77 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">20</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2017-12-22</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,242.05 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">21</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-01-05</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,140.84 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">22</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-04-13</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 474.12 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">23</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-04-27</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,365.53 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">24</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-05-11</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,503.07 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">25</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-05-25</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 520.41 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">26</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-06-08</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 906.12 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">27</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-06-22</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,222.30 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">28</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-07-06</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 710.66 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">29</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-07-20</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,336.39 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">30</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-08-03</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 364.27 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">31</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-08-17</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,535.57 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">32</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-08-31</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,931.79 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">33</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-09-14</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 875.29 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">34</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-09-28</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,066.78 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">35</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-10-12</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 124.75 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">36</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-11-09</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 368.40 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">37</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-11-23</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,128.81 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">38</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-12-07</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 437.85 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">39</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2018-12-21</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 665.36 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">40</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-01-04</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,279.62 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">41</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-01-18</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,435.47 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">42</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-02-01</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 1,266.38 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">43</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-02-15</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 246.81 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">44</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-05-10</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 971.00 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">45</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-05-24</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 872.42 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">46</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-06-07</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 826.59 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">47</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-06-21</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 727.93 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">48</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-07-05</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 514.64 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">49</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-07-19</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 994.67 </td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">50</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">2019-08-02</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;"> \$ 588.82 </td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:3.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #B6AAA6;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #E0E0F0 ;color: #201116">income</p><br /><br />

<b>Excel 2016 (Windows) 32 bit</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: #FFFFFF;border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: #B6AAA6"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: #E0E0F0 " /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: #E0E0F0 ;text-align: center;color: #201116"><th></th><th>E</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">7</td><td style="font-weight: bold;text-align: right;border-top: 1px solid black;border-right: 1px solid black;border-bottom: 1px solid black;border-left: 1px solid black;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(180, 198, 231);;">Date of Birth</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">8</td><td style="text-align: right;border-top: 1px solid black;border-bottom: 1px solid black;background-color: rgb(191, 191, 191);;"></td></tr><tr ><td style="color: #201116;text-align: center;">9</td><td style="text-align: right;border-top: 1px solid black;border-right: 1px solid black;border-bottom: 1px solid black;border-left: 1px solid black;font-style: italic;background-color: rgb(112, 173, 71);;">1953-09-23</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:7.8em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid #B6AAA6;border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: #E0E0F0 ;color: #201116">personal_info</p><br /><br />

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
With that data both formulae return \$990.08

#### Joe4

When I copied your data, this formula:
Code:
``=AVERAGE(H12:H33)``
returned \$990.08 for me (as did the other formula).

Are you sure that you have place that formula on the correct page?

Check to see what these formulas return:
=COUNTIF(F12:F33,">0")
=COUNTIF(H12:H33,">0")

They should both return 22. If they do not, they you probably have one or more entries entered as Text and not Numeric.

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#### sandy666

##### Well-known Member
maybe:
Code:
``=IFERROR(ROUND(AVERAGEIFS(H12:H50,F12:F50,"<"&EDATE(E9,(65*12))),2),0)``
complete the formula with the names of the worksheets

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#### leopardhawk

##### Active Member
Many thanks to Fluff, Joe & Sandy! I found that I had an extra row on my worksheet that was blank and therefore messing up the data! Thanks to all for your assistance!

Cheers!

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
You're welcome & thanks for the feedback

You are welcome

Have a nice day

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