The average function **avg()** in **MySQL **returns the average value of the column name we provide within the bracket of avg().

## Syntax

`avg(expression)`

## Example

For example purpose we will be using the **order_details** table:

*Here is the query we need to do:*

**Write a query to retrieve the total amount received from all orders, the average amount, and round answers to the nearest integer.**

`select (price_each * quantity_ordered) as totalAmount, avg(price_each * quantity_ordered) as avgAmount, round(price_each * quantity_ordered) as totalAmount_round, round(avg(price_each * quantity_ordered)) as avgAmount_round from order_details;`

- So as we can see from the query, we have multiplied
**price_each and quantity_ordered**to get the**total amount**. - We also got the average for the same using
**avg() function**, and within that, we used the expression to get the total amount. - This will yield an average, and we
**aliased**it to**avgAmount**. - As per requirement, we
**rounded off**both the total amount and average total amount answers to the nearest integer from the order_details table.