# Ruby Array Exercises: Compute the average values of a given array of except the largest and smallest values

## Ruby Array: Exercise-31 with Solution

Write a Ruby program to compute the average values of a given array, except the largest and smallest values. The array length must be 3 or more.

**Ruby Code:**

```
def check_array(nums)
min = nums[0]
max = nums[0]
sum = 0
nums.each do |item|
sum = sum + item
if(item > max)
max = item
elsif(item < min)
min = item
end
end
return (sum-max-min).to_f/(nums.length - 2)
end
print check_array([3, 4, 5, 6]),"\n"
print check_array([12, 3, 7, 6]),"\n"
print check_array([2, 15, 7, 2]),"\n"
print check_array([2, 15, 7])
```

Output:

4.5 6.5 4.5 7.0

**Flowchart: **

**Ruby Code Editor:**

** Contribute your code and comments through Disqus.**

**Previous:** Write a Ruby program to find the difference between the largest and smallest values of a given array of integers of length 1 or more.

**Next:** Write a Ruby program to compute the sum of the numbers of a given array except the number 17 and numbers that come immediately after a 17. Return 0 for an empty array.

**What is the difficulty level of this exercise?**

**It will be nice if you may share this link in any developer community or anywhere else, from where other developers may find this content. Thanks.**

https://www.w3resource.com/ruby-exercises/array/ruby-array-exercise-31.php

**Weekly Trends and Language Statistics**- Weekly Trends and Language Statistics