Excel GROWTH Function

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel GROWTH Function in Excel to return values based on exponential growth, with formula examples.

GROWTH Function Description:

The GROWTH Function Calculates Y values based on exponential growth rate for given X values. The exponential growth rate is calculated using two data series.

Formula Examples:

growth function examples

ExampleFormulaResult
1=GROWTH($B$5:$B$9,$C$5:$C$9,E5)154.931721653676
2=GROWTH($B$5:$B$9,$C$5:$C$9,E6)420.800468356409
3=GROWTH($B$5:$B$9,$C$5:$C$9,E7)1142.91013021072
4=GROWTH($B$5:$B$9,$C$5:$C$9,E8,F8)1142.91013021072
5=GROWTH($B$5:$B$9,$C$5:$C$9,E9,F9)370.988097684002

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the GROWTH Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

known_y’s – An array of known Y values.

known_x’s – An array of known X values.

new_x’s – An array of new X values that you want TREND to return corresponding Y values for.

const – OPTIONAL. Logical value indicating whether to calculate B (the intercept in y = mx + b) using the least squares method (TRUE Or Ommitted) or to manually set B = 0 (FALSE).

Additional Notes

GROWTH Examples in VBA

You can also use the GROWTH function in VBA. Type:
application.worksheetfunction.growth(known_ys,known_x,new_x,const)
For the function arguments (known_y’s, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

Return to the List of all Functions in Excel

How to use the GROWTH Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
=AND(
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
growth formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=GROWTH(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the growth function in excel

For more information about the GROWTH Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.

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