Function: MIN/MAX

Time to learn: 5 minutes

Here’s an interesting formula that gets the lowest or highest number in a set of numbers.

Here’s an example:

=MIN(A1:A5)

Function MIN-MAX 1

Here’s what we’ve done using the MIN function. Remember it starts with a ‘=’ like all formulas, followed by the MIN function.  Remember also that the ‘(‘ and ‘)’ frame the contents.  So we’ve compared the cells A1 to A5 and have determined the lowest number in that set, which is 5.

How about the highest number? Here’s an example:

=MAX(A1:A5)

Function MIN-MAX 2

So, we’ve taken the value set from cells A1 to A5 and have determined the highest number, which is 99.

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