#### reformulating question regarding maximum value

```I had an hour ago put a question up named "find maximum", but I had not
formulated my query fully, hence this query.

In each row, I want to find the second highest value in that row, and then
as output give the value of that cell in the first row.
For example:

1 2 6 8 6 5 4 3
2 4 5 6 3 2 3 8
6 4 5 3 7 2 3 1

The second largest value in the second row is nr 6. It is in the fourht cell
of that row. The fourth cell of the first row is the value 8. This should be
the output for the second row.
The second largest value in the third row is the number 6. It is in the
first cell of that row. The first cell of the first row has the value 1. This
should be the output for the third row.

I assume that such a thing needs to be set up with conditional formatting.
Does anyone have an idea how to do this?

Regards,

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```Hi,

Lets say your range is between cells A1 to H3,
Use

=INDEX(\$A\$1:\$H\$3,1,MATCH(LARGE(\$A\$2:\$H\$2,2),\$A\$2:\$H\$2,0)) to get the
value of second largest value in Row 2 and to return the corresponding
vlaue in Row 1

use

=INDEX(\$A\$1:\$H\$3,1,MATCH(LARGE(\$A\$3:\$H\$3,2),\$A\$3:\$H\$3,0))

to get the value of second largest value in Row 3 and to return the
corresponding value in Row 1

Regards

Govind.

Frank Drost wrote:

> I had an hour ago put a question up named "find maximum", but I had not
> formulated my query fully, hence this query.
>
> In each row, I want to find the second highest value in that row, and then
> as output give the value of that cell in the first row.
> For example:
>
> 1 2 6 8 6 5 4 3
> 2 4 5 6 3 2 3 8
> 6 4 5 3 7 2 3 1
>
> The second largest value in the second row is nr 6. It is in the fourht cell
> of that row. The fourth cell of the first row is the value 8. This should be
> the output for the second row.
> The second largest value in the third row is the number 6. It is in the
> first cell of that row. The first cell of the first row has the value 1. This
> should be the output for the third row.
>
> I assume that such a thing needs to be set up with conditional formatting.
> Does anyone have an idea how to do this?
>
> Regards,
>
>
```
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1/18/2006 2:39:51 AM
```If your numbers run from Column A to H,
Try this formula in I2:

=INDEX(\$A\$1:\$H\$1,MATCH(LARGE(\$A2:\$H2,2),\$A2:\$H2,0))

And copy down as needed.

In case of ties, this will return the location of the *first* second largest
number.
--
HTH,

RD
==============================================
Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit!
==============================================

"Frank Drost" <FrankDrost@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D58D7940-E6F8-45A7-A80D-F8A2C5DDFD55@microsoft.com...
> I had an hour ago put a question up named "find maximum", but I had not
> formulated my query fully, hence this query.
>
> In each row, I want to find the second highest value in that row, and then
> as output give the value of that cell in the first row.
> For example:
>
> 1 2 6 8 6 5 4 3
> 2 4 5 6 3 2 3 8
> 6 4 5 3 7 2 3 1
>
> The second largest value in the second row is nr 6. It is in the fourht
cell
> of that row. The fourth cell of the first row is the value 8. This should
be
> the output for the second row.
> The second largest value in the third row is the number 6. It is in the
> first cell of that row. The first cell of the first row has the value 1.
This
> should be the output for the third row.
>
> I assume that such a thing needs to be set up with conditional formatting.
> Does anyone have an idea how to do this?
>
> Regards,
>
>

```
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ragdyer1 (4060)
1/18/2006 2:41:56 AM

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