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SMALL Function

The Excel SMALL function is used to return a value dependent upon its ranking in a range of values. For example, the SMALL function can be used to return the 2nd or 3rd smallest number from a range.

The syntax for the SMALL function is:

=SMALL(array,k)

Argument

Purpose

Array

the range of cells you want to find the k-th smallest value in

K

The position in the range of numbers, from the smallest, that you want to return

The example below shows the SMALL function being used to select values from a range.

Extracting data using the SMALL function

Function

Result

=SMALL(A2:A11,2)

6

=SMALL(A2:A11,5)

102

=SMALL(A2:A11,1)

2

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