# 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`.

`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.