# How to work the Mean function

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Andras Gergely on 8 Aug 2019
Hi Everone,
I have a question in relation to the .
I fed into the MAtlab 2019a a simple instruction, i.e., mean of two variables (example underneath) and it would not solve it anyway
imean1=mean(abs(i_min_1(1,1)),i_max_1(1,1));
If I use it in a translated mathematical formula like underneath:
imean1=(abs(i_min_1(1,1))+i_max_1(1,1))/2;
then it works flwalwssly and very fine proceed with calculation.
Please let me know what could go wrong with it.
Andras

doc mean
shows you the syntax of the mean function. It expects an array, not multiple arguments. Generally you take the mean of more than 2 inputs so having them as individual arguments would not be sensible.
mean( [ abs(i_min_1(1,1)),i_max_1(1,1) ] );
should work.

#### 1 Comment

Stephen Cobeldick on 8 Aug 2019
Andras Gergely's incorrectly accepted "Answer" moved here:
I followed a different synthax to solve my issue but this is one also works.
By now it is clear.
Many thanks for that.

Andras Gergely on 8 Aug 2019
Best wishes. :)