Returns the harmonic mean of a data set. The harmonic mean is the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of reciprocals.
Syntax
HARMEAN(number1,number2,...)
Number1, number2, ... are 1 to 255 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.
Remarks
 The harmonic mean is always less than the geometric mean, which is always less than the arithmetic mean.
 Arguments can either be numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
 Logical values and text representations of numbers that you type directly into the list of arguments are counted.
 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.
 Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.
 If any data point ≤ 0, HARMEAN returns the #NUM! error value.
 The equation for the harmonic mean is:
Example
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
How to copy an example
 Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
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Note Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help
 Press CTRL+C.
 In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
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A 
Data 
4 
5 
8 
7 
11 
4 
3 
Formula 
Description (Result) 
=HARMEAN(A2:A8) 
Harmonic mean of the data set above (5.028376) 
