# Formula to work out the average value of the most recent entries

#### Jonny_71

##### New Member
Hi,

Please can anybody help as I'm really stuck with this?

I need a formula that will work out the average value of the three most recent entries in the table below for each fruit. In the table below, the date is in column A, the fruit is in column B, and the quantity is in column C. Each fruit has 6 different entries, one entry for each day from 01/01/20 to 06/01/20 from row 2 to row 31.

If I want to work out the average quantity of apples from the 3 most recent dates how do I do this? I know the answer is 11.33 (the average of the 3 values from 04/01/20, 05/01/20 and 06/01/20) but I don't know how to write a formula that will give me the answer.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Date Fruit Quantity
01/01/2020 apples 5
01/01/2020 pears 12
01/01/2020 oranges 4
01/01/2020 bananas 9
01/01/2020 peaches 6
02/01/2020 apples 2
02/01/2020 pears 1
02/01/2020 oranges 14
02/01/2020 bananas 7
02/01/2020 peaches 4
03/01/2020 apples 6
03/01/2020 pears 6
03/01/2020 oranges 18
03/01/2020 bananas 19
03/01/2020 peaches 5
04/01/2020 apples 13
04/01/2020 pears 9
04/01/2020 oranges 8
04/01/2020 bananas 4
04/01/2020 peaches 2
05/01/2020 apples 5
05/01/2020 pears 3
05/01/2020 oranges 17
05/01/2020 bananas 22
05/01/2020 peaches 10
06/01/2020 apples 16
06/01/2020 pears 11
06/01/2020 oranges 8
06/01/2020 bananas 7
06/01/2020 peaches 3

Will do, thanks.

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