Returns the geometric mean of an array or range of positive data. For example, you can use GEOMEAN to calculate average growth rate given compound interest with variable rates.
Number1,number2, ... are 1 to 30 arguments for which you want to calculate the mean. You can also use a single array or a reference to an array instead of arguments separated by commas.
- The arguments must be either numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
- If an array or reference argument contains text, logical values, or empty cells, those values are ignored; however, cells with the value zero are included.
- If any data point £ 0, GEOMEAN returns the #NUM! error value.
- The equation for the geometric mean is:
GEOMEAN(4,5,8,7,11,4,3) equals 5.476987