LARGE Function

Returns the n-th highest number in a provided range.
Sample Usage
LARGE(Cost1:Cost,3)
Syntax
LARGE(
  • range
  • n
)
  • range
    The group of numbers to return the n-th highest value from.
  • n
    A number representing the position, from the highest, to return.
Usage Notes
  • LARGE will only look at numbers in the given range. If the range doesn’t contain numbers, you’ll receive an #INVALID VALUE or #INVALID COLUMN VALUE error.
  • If the n value is higher than the total number of values in the range, you'll receive an #INVALID DATA TYPE error.
Examples

This example references the following range in a column named Supply.

Supply
5
433
2
28
14

 

Given the table above, here are some examples of using LARGE in a sheet:

FormulaDescriptionResult
=LARGE(Supply1:Supply5,4)Return the 4th highest number5
=LARGE(Supply1:Supply5,3)Return the 3rd highest number14
=LARGE(Supply1:Supply5,2)Return the 2nd highest number28

 

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