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Excel FACT Function

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If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.

doc workday.intl function 1


The FACT function returns the factorial of a given number. For example, FACT(5)=120, equivalent to 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1.

Syntax and arguments

Formula syntax



  • Number: Required, the number that you want to get factorial of.

Return Value

The FACT function returns a positive number..


#NAME? error value occurs when the argument number is not a numeric value.

#NUM! error value occurs when the argument number is a negative value.


1. If the argument number is not an integer, it will be truncated to integer.

2. The FACT function is calculated as follow:

n=n x (n-1) x (n-2) x … x 2 x 1


Excel 2003 or later

Usage and Examples

Example: basic usage

In range C3:G3, contains the numbers that you need to get the corresponding the factorial of, please use formula as this:

=FACT(C3) //or directly use a number in the formula =FACT(1)

Press Enter key to get the first result, then drag autofill handle right to get other factorials.

 doc workday.intl function 1

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