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nth largest value

Excel formula: nth largest value
Generic formula 
=LARGE(range,nth)
Explanation 

To get the 2nd largest value, 3rd largest value, 4th largest value, and so on, from a set of data, you can use the LARGE function.

In the example shown, the formula in J5 is:

=LARGE($C5:$G5,2)

How this formula works

The LARGE function is fully automatic — you just need to supply a range and an integer for"nth" to specify the ranked value you want.

The official names for these arguments are "array" and "k".

Note: you can also use the MAX function to get the largest value (i.e. the largest value).

Author 
Dave Bruns

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