RANDom Number Generator Excel

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel RAND Function in Excel to calculate a random number, with formula examples.

RAND Function Description:

The RAND Function Calculates a random number between 0 and 1.

Formula Examples:

rand function examples

Example Formula Result
1 =RAND() 0.602395785099119
2 =RAND() 0.878086016870842

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the RAND Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

Additional Notes

Use the RAND Function to calculate a random number between 0 and 1.

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How to use the RAND Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
rand 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 “=RAND(” 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 rand function in excel

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