LARGE Function Excel

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel LARGE Function in Excel to calculate the nth largest value, with formula examples.

LARGE Function Description:

The LARGE Function Calculates the kth largest value.

Formula Examples:

large function examples

ExampleFormulaResult
Largest Value=LARGE(C5,D5)17
Smallest Value=LARGE(C6,D6)3
3rd Largest Value=LARGE(C7,D7)9

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the LARGE Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

array – An array of numbers.

k – The position of the value you want to return. Example: 6 would return the 6th largest value.

Additional Notes

LARGE Examples in VBA

You can also use the LARGE function in VBA. Type:
application.worksheetfunction.large(array,k)
For the function arguments (array, 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 LARGE 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:
large 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 “=LARGE(” 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 large function in excel

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

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