## How to use the LARGE function

*Article updated on April 18, 2018*

The LARGE function calculates the k-th largest value from an array of numbers.

Use the LARGE function, for example, to extract the highest number, second highest and third highest from a cell range of numbers.

### Excel Function Syntax

LARGE(*array*, *k*)

### Arguments

array |
Required. Group of numbers for which you want to calculate the k-th largest value. |

k |
Required. The position in the group of numbers to return, sorted from the largest. |

### Comments

It is possible to use an array of numbers in the k argument, don't forget to enter the formula as an array formula for it to work.

Example, =LARGE(A1:A10, {1,2,3}) extracts the largest, second largest and third largest number in cell range A1:A10 at the same time.

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