## How to use the FALSE function

The FALSE function returns the logical (boolean) value FALSE.

#### Table of Contents

## 1. FALSE Function Syntax

=FALSE()

## 2. FALSE Function Arguments

The FALSE function has no arguments.

## 3. FALSE Function Example

Excel interprets the boolean value FALSE exactly the same as =FALSE(), you most often don't need the FALSE function. It exists primarily for compatibility with other software.

Formula in cell C3:

### Explaining formula

#### Step 1 - Logical expression

The equal sign lets you compare value to another value.

1=2

returns FALSE.

#### Step 2 - Evaluate IF Function

The IF function returns one value if the logical test is TRUE and another value if the logical test is FALSE.

IF(*logical_test*, [*value_if_true*], [*value_if_false*])

IF(1=2, TRUE(), FALSE())

becomes

IF(FALSE, TRUE(), FALSE())

and returns FALSE(). FALSE() returns FALSE.

### 'FALSE' function examples

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## Functions in this article

### Functions in 'Logical' category

The FALSE function function is one of many functions in the 'Logical' category.

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