MAX function

By using the MAX function, the maximum value in a range can be calculated. However to find the cell with the highest value in a range three functions(Address, Match & Max) will have to be nested. The steps below explain how that can be done. 

Applies To: Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010

  1. The screen shot above will be used for this example
  2. Select cell E3 and type: =ADDRESS(MATCH(MAX(C:C),C:C,0),3,3)
  3.  The cell with the highest value in the range C3:C16 is thus C14

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