1. ## Dropping the lowest grade formula (Excel 2002)

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I have another question about figuring out an average after dropping the lowest grade. My quizzes have been worth slightly different points but I want them all to be considered equal so instead of using the raw score, I'm using the percentage that was calculated based on each raw score. As a result, I want to calculate the average of each of five quiz percent grades, but they appear in every other column (with the raw scores in between). The example you gave below was for five consecutive columns, i.e. B3:F3. How would I write the formula for every other column, i.e. B3, D3, F3, H3, J3? I've tried a couple of different ways but I keep getting an error message.

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1) Students have taken 5 quizzes and their lowest grade can be dropped. How can I have Excel automatically drop each student

2. ## Re: Dropping the lowest grade formula (Excel 2002)

The Large function will not work if the values are not in consecutive cells. To do this, put the formulas =B3, =D3, =F3, =H3, =J3 into five consecutive cells. Then use that range in the Large function.

3. ## Re: Dropping the lowest grade formula (Excel 2002)

<pre>=(SUM(B3,D3,F3,H3,J3)-MIN(B3,D3,F3,H3,J3))/4</pre>

Steve

4. ## Re: Dropping the lowest grade formula (Excel 2002)

That should work.

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