# How do I type this so excel recognizes it?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Worksheet Functions' started by fronty, Apr 16, 2006.

1. ### frontyGuest

fronty, Apr 16, 2006

2. ### Barb ReinhardtGuest

Add a helper column to calculate 1 + R1, 1+ R2, ETC.

Let's say that your data is in R1, R2, R3 to R10 for this example.
Create Q1-Q10
Q1:R1+1
Copy to Q10

Q11: =product(Q1:Q10)^(1/10)-1

"fronty" <> wrote in
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> I need to calculate the geometric average of returns on stocks.
>
> I looked at the definition of geomean and it will not work for me. I
> need to use this formula.
>
> Rgeo={[(1+R1)(1+R2)....(1+Rn)]}^(1/n) -1
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Barb Reinhardt, Apr 16, 2006

3. ### Dana DeLouisGuest

Hi. If v represents the Range A1:A10, then the following two Array Formulas
appear to work ok.

=POWER(PRODUCT(v+1),1/10)-1

=GEOMEAN(v+1)-1

Enter w/ Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
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HTH. :>)
Dana DeLouis
Windows XP, Office 2003

"fronty" <> wrote in
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>
> I need to calculate the geometric average of returns on stocks.
>
> I looked at the definition of geomean and it will not work for me. I
> need to use this formula.
>
> Rgeo={[(1+R1)(1+R2)....(1+Rn)]}^(1/n) -1
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
>
> --
> fronty
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