#### rank/small with multiple ranges

```I'd like to refer to 3 different ranges of numbers and
make a new list which(when copying down the formula)
creates a list of all the numbers in ascending order.  Can
I use the rank function across multiple ranges?

say a1-a10, c1-c10, and e1-e10(so you can't highlight the
whole rnge in one shot)

and make g1 show the smallest number in all the ranges, g2
show the second smallest, etc.

tia,
Dave
```
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anonymous (74722)
3/23/2005 4:23:01 PM
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```Enter this & fill down 30 rows:
=LARGE((\$A\$1:\$A\$10,\$C\$1:\$C\$10,\$E\$1:\$E\$10),ROW(A1))

"dave" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0d0701c52fc4\$95376c20\$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> I'd like to refer to 3 different ranges of numbers and
> make a new list which(when copying down the formula)
> creates a list of all the numbers in ascending order.  Can
> I use the rank function across multiple ranges?
>
> say a1-a10, c1-c10, and e1-e10(so you can't highlight the
> whole rnge in one shot)
>
> and make g1 show the smallest number in all the ranges, g2
> show the second smallest, etc.
>
> tia,
> Dave

```
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rumlas (268)
3/23/2005 4:41:34 PM
```thanks - I switched it to small for my purposes.  Perfect!
>-----Original Message-----
>Enter this & fill down 30 rows:
>=LARGE((\$A\$1:\$A\$10,\$C\$1:\$C\$10,\$E\$1:\$E\$10),ROW(A1))
>
>"dave" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:0d0701c52fc4\$95376c20\$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>> I'd like to refer to 3 different ranges of numbers and
>> make a new list which(when copying down the formula)
>> creates a list of all the numbers in ascending order.
Can
>> I use the rank function across multiple ranges?
>>
>> say a1-a10, c1-c10, and e1-e10(so you can't highlight
the
>> whole rnge in one shot)
>>
>> and make g1 show the smallest number in all the ranges,
g2
>> show the second smallest, etc.
>>
>> tia,
>> Dave
>
>
>.
>
```
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anonymous (74722)
3/23/2005 4:48:19 PM

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