Excel allows a user to get a value from a range in a certain position, using the **LARGE** function. This step by step tutorial will assist all levels of Excel users in getting the Nth value from a range of cells.

*Figure 1. The result of the LARGE function*

**Syntax of the LARGE Formula**

The generic formula for the LARGE function is:

**=IF(array, k)**

The parameters of the LARGE function are:

**array**– an array of cells where we want to get the Nth value**k**– a position from which we want to get value.

Note that the function ranks an array descendingly, from the greatest value.

**Setting up Our Data for the LARGE Function**

Our table consists of 2 columns: “Student” (column B) and “Points” (column C). In the cell E3, we want to get the number of points in the second position.

* Figure 2. The data for the LARGE function example*

**Get a Value in Nth Position Using the LARGE Function**

In our example, to get the 2nd value from the Points array.

The formula looks like:

**=LARGE(C3:C8, 2)**

The parameter **array** is the range C3:C8. The parameter** k** is 2, as we want to get the value in thesecond position in the array.

To apply the LARGE function, we need to follow these steps:

- Select cell E3 and click on it
- Insert the formula:
`=LARGE(C3:C8, 2)`

- Press enter.

*Figure 3. Using the LARGE function to get the 2nd value in the range*

As you can see in Figure 3, the second-ranked point value is 89, so this is the result of the function in the cell E3.

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