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# How To Use AVERAGE.WEIGHTED() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Finds the weighted average of a set of values, given the values and the corresponding weights.

Common Questions about the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula:
- What is the purpose of the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED formula?
- What does the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED formula do?
- Is the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED formula different from the AVERAGE formula in Google Sheets?

How can the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula be used appropriately?
- The AVERAGE.WEIGHTED formula can be used to calculate the average of values based on a set of weights. It is particularly useful when values vary in importance and/or affect the outcome of a formula differently.

How can the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula be commonly mistyped?
- The average.weighted formula can be commonly mistyped as AVERAGE.WEIGHT or averaging.weighted. Other common misspellings are AVRAGE.WEIGHT, AVERAGE.WIEGHT, AVERGE.WEIGHT, AVERAGE.WIGHT.

What are some common ways the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula is used inappropriately?
- Attempting to use the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula in cases where the AVERAGE formula is more appropriate, such as when all values have the same weight.

What are some common pitfalls when using the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula?
- Failing to set weights for each value or using weights that are too arbitrary to accurately reflect the importance of each value.

What are common mistakes when using the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula?
- Incorrectly adding the SUM of the weights when using the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula or incorrect syntax when using the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula.

What are common misconceptions people might have with the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula?

- Some people assume that the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula is the same as the AVERAGE Formula, when in fact they work differently. Additionally, some people might be under the impression that the AVERAGE.WEIGHTED Formula automatically calculates weights, when this is not the case. It is still necessary to manually set weights for each value.

How To Actually Use AVERAGE.WEIGHTED() in Sheets

`AVERAGE.WEIGHTED(values, weights, [additional values], [additional weights])`

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