FACT

Returns the factorial of a number. The factorial of a number is equal to 1*2*3*...* number.

Syntax

FACT(number)

Number     is the nonnegative number you want the factorial of. If number is not an integer, it is truncated.

Example

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Formula Description (Result)
=FACT(5) Factorial of 5, or 1*2*3*4*5 (120)
=FACT(1.9) Factorial of the integer of 1.9 (1)
=FACT(0) Factorial of 0 (1)
=FACT(-1) Negative numbers cause an error value (#NUM!)
=FACT(1) Factorial of 1 (1)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003