In this tutorial you will learn how to calculate the mean in Excel.

Calculating the mean from a set of numbers is done by the formula:

Mean (number set) = Sum (components)/number of elements, or

This means you need a set of numbers to calculate the means for.

**Prerequisites:** Microsoft Excel.

**Step 1.** Let’s create it:

Launch Excel and start a new file from File- New.

**Step 2.** Fill several rows with the various values you want to calculate the Mean for.

**Step 3.** At the ending row, add the following formula:

= =SUM(your data set)/COUNT(your data set), where your data set is the number set you have selected.

Hit Enter. The Mean of your input numbers is displayed.

**Result:** Congratulations, you have learnt how to calculate the mean in Excel.