# How to use the HARMEAN Function in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to use the HARMEAN function in Excel.

Harmonic mean of n numbers (a ,b ,c ,d , . . .) in mathematics is calculated using the below formula.

Harmonic mean = n/(1/a + 1/b + 1/c + 1/d + . . .)

In excel we have HARMEAN function to calculate the Harmonic mean of the values.

The HARMEAN function is a mathematical function used to calculate the Harmonic mean of the numbers.

Syntax:

=HARMEAN (number1, [number2], ...)

Note: This Excel harmonic mean formula ignores text, empty cells and logical_values.

Let’s understand this function using it as an example. Use the formula to get Harmonic mean of the values.

=HARMEAN(A2:A6)

A2 : A6 :- values to the function are provided using the cell reference. As you can see, the function returns the Harmonic mean of the values which comes out to be 8.09607 .
Notes:

1. The function return #NUM! Error if any negative number is supplied.
2. All input values except numbers are ignored by the function.

Hope you understood how to use Harmonic mean function and referring arrays in Excel. Explore more articles on Excel function here. Please feel free to state your query or feedback for the above article.

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