LARGE function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation
What is LARGE function in Excel?
Syntax of LARGE function
LARGE(array, k)
The LARGE function syntax has the following arguments:
- Array Required. The array or range of data for which you want to determine the k-th largest value.
- K Required. The position (from the largest) in the array or cell range of data to return.
LARGE function formula explanation
- If array is empty, LARGE returns the #NUM! error value.
- If k ≤ 0 or if k is greater than the number of data points, LARGE returns the #NUM! error value.
If n is the number of data points in a range, then LARGE(array,1) returns the largest value, and LARGE(array,n) returns the smallest value.
Example of LARGE function
Steps to follow:
1. Open a new Excel worksheet.
2. Copy data in the following table below and paste it in cell A1
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Data | Data | |
3 | 4 | |
5 | 2 | |
3 | 4 | |
5 | 6 | |
4 | 7 | |
Formula | Description | Result |
=LARGE(A2:B6,3) | 3rd largest number in the numbers above | 5 |
=LARGE(A2:B6,7) | 7th largest number in the numbers above | 4 |