Find The Largest Number With Max Formula
Hello everybody , welcome to Excel made easy, , I’m your Excel guru & I brought a new formula today which is called max,what does max do it finds the biggest value or the largest value within given range , I have taken example of the students names there marks in English and marks in history and the total marks , marks achieved in percentage so if you want to find out which , how what was the highest marks achieved in English so you’ll have to type in the formula, = max & then select the range here your answer ,so simple .
Returns the largest value in a set of values.
MAX(number1, [number2], …)
The MAX function syntax has the following arguments:
- Number1, number2, … Number1 is required, subsequent numbers are optional. 1 to 255 numbers for which you want to find the maximum value.
- 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 argument is an array or reference, only numbers in that array or reference are used. Empty cells, logical values, or text in the array or reference are ignored.
- If the arguments contain no numbers, MAX returns 0 (zero).
- Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.
- If you want to include logical values and text representations of numbers in a reference as part of the calculation, use the MAXA function.
Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.
|=MAX(A2:A6)||Largest value in the range A2:A6.||27|
|=MAX(A2:A6, 30)||Largest value in the range A2:A6 and the value 30.||30|
There is another way of doing it which is by clicking on the formula tab, insert a function, typing in the name of the formula, click on go and here comes max, click on OK & then select your range, say for example now, I’m selecting history, let us see what were the highest marks achieved in history by any given student then it will be 88 is equal to, so this is the answer, so this is your excel guru was brought this formula to you max
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