MAX

MAX(number1 [,number2] [..])

Returns the largest value in a list or array of numbers.

number1The first number.
number2(Optional) The second number.

REMARKS
* This function includes hidden cells.
* Arguments that are numbers are included.
* Arguments that are numbers passed as text ("3") are included. (Row 15)
* Arguments that are zero are included.
* Arguments that are dates are included and the date serial number will be used.
* Arguments that are cell references to cells containing logical values are excluded.
* Arguments that are arrays containing logical values are excluded.
* Arguments that are just logical values are included.
* Arguments that are cell references to cells containing text are excluded.
* Arguments that are arrays containing text are excluded.
* Arguments that are just text will generate a #VALUE! error.
* If any cell references are empty, then these are excluded.
* If any cell references contain an error, then that error is returned.
* You can have a maximum of 255 arguments.
* You can use the MAXA function to include logical values and text.
* You can use the MAXIFS function to satisfy multiple conditions.
* You can use the AGGREGATE function to exclude hidden cells.
* You can use the MAXBETWEEN - User Defined Function to return the largest value that is between a range.
* You can use the MAXVISIBLE - User Defined Function to exclude hidden cells.
* This is similar to the AVERAGE, COUNT, MIN and SUM functions.
* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com
* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 AB
1=MAX(2,4) = 4-5
2=MAX(5,10,15) = 15-10
3=MAX(-5,-10,-15,0) = 0-15
4=MAX(-2,-3,4,5,6) = 6 
5=MAX({-2,-3,4,5,6}) = 60
6=MAX(B1:B3) = -5text
7=MAX(B1,B2,B3) = -5FALSE
8=MAX(B1,B2,B3,B4) = -5=DATE(2023,1,1) = 01 Jan 2023
9=MAX(B1,B2,B3,B5) = 0=10/0 = #DIV/0!
10=MAX(B1,B2,B3,B6) = -5 
11=MAX(B1,B2,B3,B7) = -5 
12=MAX(B1,B2,B3,B8) = 44927 
13=MAX(named_range) = 3 
14=MAX(B5,B6,B9) = #DIV/0! 
15=MAX(2,"3") = 3 
16=MAX(2,"some text") = #VALUE! 
17=MAX({2,"some text"}) = 2 
18=MAX(-2,TRUE) = 1 
19=MAX(-2,FALSE) = 0 
20=MAX({-2,TRUE}) = -2 

1 - What is the largest of 2 and 4.
2 - What is the largest of 5, 10 and 15.
3 - What is the largest of -5, -10, -15 and 0.
4 - What is the largest of -2, -3, 4, 5 and 6.
5 - What is the largest of the values in the array (-2, -3, 4, 5, 6).
6 - What is the largest of the values in range "B1:B3".
7 - What is the largest of the values in range "B1", "B2" and "B3".
8 - What is the largest of the values in range "B1", "B2", "B3" and "B4". B4 is empty.
9 - What is the largest of the values in range "B1", "B2", "B3" and "B5".
10 - What is the largest of the values in range "B1", "B2", "B3" and "B6".
11 - What is the largest of the values in range "B1", "B2", "B3" and "B7".
12 - What is the largest of the values in range "B1", "B2", "B3" and "B8". B8 is a date so this gets included as a date serial number.
13 - What is the largest of the values in the named range that refers to the range "B1:B3".
14 - What is the largest of the values in range "B5", "B6" and "B9". B9 contains an error so that gets returned.
15 - What is the largest of 2 and 3. Text values that are actually numbers are included.
16 - What is the largest of 2 and "some text". Text values passed as arguments are excluded.
17 - What is the largest of the values in the array (2, "some text"). Text values inside arrays are excluded.
18 - What is the largest of -2 and TRUE. Logical values passed as arguments are included.
19 - What is the largest of -2 and FALSE. Logical values passed as arguments are excluded.
20 - What is the largest of the values in the array (2, TRUE). Logical values inside arrays are excluded.

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