This function returns the nth largest value in a data set, where n is specified.

Syntax

LARGE(array,n)

Arguments

This function has these arguments:

Argument |
Description |

array |
Array from which to return the nth largest value |

n |
The position (from the largest value) for which to return the value (for example, 5 to return the fifth largest value). Must be equal to or less than the number of items in the array. |

Remarks

Use this function to select a value based on its relative standing. For example, you can use it to return the third-place score in a competition.

Data Types

Accepts array and numeric data for all arguments. Returns numeric data.

Examples

LARGE(F1:F8,2)

LARGE(R1C6:R8C6,5)

LARGE({35,31,47,51,37,31,58,39},3) gives the result 47.0000000000

See Also