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)
Joe 83
Tracy 43
Sheila 77
Dave 76
Jennifer 86
Tina 91
Gertrude 88
Max Function Example Result
=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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