Returns the largest value in a set of values.
Syntax
MAX(number1,number2,...)
Number1, number2, ... are 1 to 255 numbers for which you want to find the maximum value.
Remarks
 Arguments can either be numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.
 Logical values and text representations of numbers that you type directly into the list of arguments are counted.
 If an argument is an array or reference, only numbers in that array or reference are used. Empty cells, logical values, or text in the array or reference are ignored.
 If the arguments contain no numbers, MAX returns 0 (zero).
 Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.
 If you want to include logical values and text representations of numbers in a reference as part of the calculation, use the MAXA function.
Example
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
How to copy an example
 Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
 Select the example in the Help topic.
Note Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help
 Press CTRL+C.
 In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
 To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

A 
Data 
10 
7 
9 
27 
2 
Formula 
Description (Result) 
=MAX(A2:A6) 
Largest of the numbers above (27) 
=MAX(A2:A6, 30) 
Largest of the numbers above and 30 (30) 
