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Rank function example

Excel formula: Rank function example
Generic formula 
=RANK(value,data)
Explanation 

To rank a set of numeric values, where the highest value is ranked #1, you can use the RANK function. In the example shown, the formula in D6 is:

=RANK(C6,scores)

Where scores is the named range C6:C13.

How this formula works

You can use the RANK function to rank numeric values.

RANK has two modes of operation: ranking values where the largest value is #1 (order = 0), and ranking values where the lowest value is #1 (order = 1).

In this case, we are ranking test scores, so the highest value should rank #1, so we omit the order argument, which defaults to zero:

=RANK(C6,scores)

The following formula, which includes order set to zero, is equivalent:

=RANK(C6,scores,0)
Author 
Dave Bruns

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