MAX Function

MAX Function

The Excel MAX function returns the largest numeric value in a range of values. The MAX function ignores empty cells, the logical values, TRUE and FALSE, and text values. The MAX Function can be easily tied together with other formula.

Syntax:

=MAX (number1, [number2], …)

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.

Let’s look at the below example using the test data.

Student (A)Test Score (B)
Joe83
Tracy43
Sheila77
Dave76
Jennifer86
Tina91
Gertrude88
Max Function ExampleResult
=MAX(B3:B9)91
=MAX(B3,B5,B6)83
=MAX(B3:B4)+MAX(B8:B9)174

The MAX function ignores TRUE and FALSE values, and numbers entered as text, unless they are typed directly into the list of arguments.

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