The MAX function in Microsoft Excel is a built-in function that returns the largest value from a range of cells or values. It can be used to find the maximum value in a range of cells, or to find the maximum value among a set of values that are entered directly into the function as arguments.

To use the MAX function, you will need to enter it into a cell on your worksheet, followed by the range or values that you want to find the maximum of. The syntax for the MAX function is as follows:

=MAX(number1, [number2], …)

In this syntax, “number1” is the first value or cell reference that you want to include in the function. You can include additional values or cell references by separating them with commas, as shown in the example above.

For example, let’s say you have a range of cells in your worksheet with values, and you want to find the maximum value in that range. You could use the MAX function to do this, as follows:

=MAX(A1:A10)

This function will return the maximum value from the range of cells A1 through A10.

You can also use the MAX function to find the maximum value among a set of values that are entered directly into the function as arguments. For example:

=MAX(5, 10, 15, 20)

This function will return the value 20, because it is the largest value among the set of values that are entered into the function.

You can also use the MAX function to find the maximum value from a range of cells that meet certain criteria. For example:

=MAX(A1:A10, B1:B10)

This function will return the maximum value from both the range of cells A1 through A10 and the range of cells B1 through B10.

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