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Excel MAX Function

Excel MAX function
Summary 

The Excel MAX function returns the smallest numeric value in a range of values. The MAX function ignores empty cells, the logical values TRUE and FALSE, and text values.

Purpose 
Get the largest value
Return value 
The largest value in the array.
Syntax 
=MAX (number1, [number2], ...)
Arguments 
  • number1 - Number, reference to numeric value, or range that contains numeric values.
  • number2 - [optional] Number, reference to numeric value, or range that contains numeric values.
Usage notes 

The MAX function can be used to return the largest value from a set of data. For example, the slowest time in a race, the hightest temperature, or the top sales number. Arguments can be provided as constants, or as cell references or ranges, for example:

=MAX(5,10)
=MAX(A1,A2,A3)
-MAX(A1:A10)

Notes:

  • The MAX function ignores empty cells.
  • The MAX function in current versions of Excel accepts up to 255 arguments. If arguments contain no numbers, MAX returns 0.
  • Arguments can be provided as numbers, names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
  • The MAX function ignores TRUE and FALSE values, and numbers entered as text, unless they are typed directly into the list of arguments.
  • To include logical values in a reference, see the MAXA function.

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