MAX function
This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the MAXfunction in Microsoft Excel.
Description
Returns the largest value in a set of values.
Syntax
MAX(number1, [number2], ...)
The MAX function syntax has the following arguments:

Number1, number2, ... Number1 is required, subsequent numbers are optional. 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 do I copy an example?

Select the example in this article.
Important Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help

Press CTRL+C.

In Excel, create a blank workbook or worksheet.

In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
Important For the example to work properly, you must paste it into cell A1 of the worksheet.

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.
After you copy the example to a blank worksheet, you can adapt it to suit your needs.

