MAX

Returns the maximum value in a numerical data set.

Sample usage

MAX(A2:A100,B2:B100,4,26)

MAX(1,2,3,4,5,C6:C20)

Syntax

MAX(value1, [value2, …])

  • value1 – The first value or range to consider when calculating the maximum value.

  • value2, …[ OPTIONAL ] – Additional values or ranges to consider when calculating the maximum value.

Notes

  • Although MAX is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.

  • Each value argument must be a cell, a number or a range containing numbers. Cells without numbers or ranges are ignored. Entering text values will cause MAX to return the #VALUE! error. To allow text values, use MAXA.

See also

SMALL: Returns the nth smallest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

RANK: Returns the rank of a specified value in a data set.

QUARTILE: Returns a value nearest to a specified quartile of a data set.

PERCENTRANK: Returns the percentage rank (percentile) of a specified value in a data set.

PERCENTILE: Returns the value at a given percentile of a data set.

MINA: Returns the minimum numerical value in a data set.

MIN: Returns the minimum value in a numerical data set.

MEDIAN: Returns the median value in a numerical data set.

MAXA: Returns the maximum numerical value in a data set.

LARGE: Returns the nth largest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

AVERAGEA: Returns the numerical average value in a data set.

AVERAGE: The AVERAGE function returns the numerical average value in a dataset, ignoring text.

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