Max Function in Excel

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The MAX function in Excel is used to find the largest value in a set of values. Here's how you can use the MAX function

Basic Syntax:

=MAX(number1, [number2], [number3], ...)
  • number1: The first value to compare.
  • [number2], [number3], ... Optional additional values to compare.
  • Example: Let's say you have a range of cells from A1 to A6, and you want to find the maximum value in that range. You can use the MAX function like this:


This formula will return the largest value from cells A1 to A6.

Alternatively, you can use individual arguments:

=MAX(A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6) 

Both of these formulas will give you the same result.

Multiple Arguments: You can use the MAX function with multiple arguments, just like the SUM function. For example:

=MAX(A1:A3, C1:C2, E2)

This formula will find the maximum value among the values in the specified ranges.

Remember that, similar to other functions in Excel, the MAX function also starts with an equals sign (=) since it is a formula