Find the largest value smaller than a specified number in Excel

In Excel, you can use the formula MAX() to find the largest value from a range, but if you want to find the largest value which is smaller than a certain number, which formula can you use? In Kutools for Excel, the powerful Formula Helper provides a formula Find the largest value less than can handle this job and let you free from remembering formulas.
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Click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper, then in the popping Formulas Helper dialog, choose Lookup from the Formula Type drop-down list, and select Find the largest value less than from the list in Choose a formula section. See screenshot:

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To find the largest value but smaller than a number, please do as below:

1. Select cell to place the formula, then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper.
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2. In the Formulas Helper dialog, choose Lookup from the drop-down list of Formula Type, then go down to select Find the largest value less than in the Choose a formula section.
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3. Then in the Arguments input section, click shot range to select the range cells you want to find value from, and the maximum value you specified.
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4. Click Ok, then the largest value which is less than the specified number has been gotten.
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Notes:

1. In the Formula Helper dialog, you can check Filter checkbox, then in the textbox, type the keyword to search formula in the Formulas Helper dialog.
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2. You can directly type the max value into the textbox in the Argument input section.
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3. If this feature does you a favor, you could click shot share buttonto share this feature to your friends.
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