How to quickly find the largest value but smaller than X in Excel?

To find the largest value in a range is easy for you during the Excel work, but to find the largest value but smaller than a certain value such as 100 in a range may trip some of the Excel green hands over. Here, this article is going to introduce the ways to help you find the largest value but less than X quickly in Excel.

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Find largest value less than X with formulas

Find largest value less than X with Kutools for Excel


Find largest value less than X with formulas

Here are some formulas which can quickly find the largest value but less than 100 from a range (A1:E7).

1. Select a blank cell that you want to output the calculating result, and type this formula =MAX(IF(A1:E7<100,A1:E7,"")), and remember to press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys simultaneously to get the correct result. See screenshots:

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Tip: You also can use this formula =SUMPRODUCT(MAX((A1:E7<100)*A1:E7)) and press Enter key to find the largest number but smaller than 100, too.


Find largest value less than X with Kutools for Excel

Here is a built-in formula which do need you to remember in Kutools for Excel can help you quickly find the largest value but less than x in Excel.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select a cell which will place the found largest value, click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper.
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2. In the Formulas Helper dialog, do as below:

1) Choose Lookup from the drop down list of Formula Type;

2) Choose Find the largest value less than in Choose a formula section;

3) Go to select the range of cells that you want to find the largest number, and type the value you want to less than in Range and Max value textboxes.
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3. Click Ok,the largest value less than a specified value has been found.
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    Jordan Nilsson · 11 days ago
    Do you know how to do this, but with the MAXIFS function with multiple criteria and less than 100?