How to use the sort and take functions to rank a list in Excel
One way to rank a list in Excel is to use the sort and take functions. The sort function can arrange the values in a list in ascending or descending order, based on one or more criteria. The take function can extract a specified number of values from a list, starting from the top or the bottom. To use these functions, follow these steps:

– Select the list that you want to rank and give it a name, such as data.
– In a new cell, enter the formula =SORT(data,-data,1) to sort the list in descending order by the values in the first column. You can change the -data argument to +data if you want to sort in ascending order, or use another column reference if you want to sort by a different column. You can also add more criteria if you want to sort by multiple columns.
– In another new cell, enter the formula =TAKE(data,n) to take the top n values from the sorted list, where n is the number of values you want to rank. You can change the n argument to a negative number if you want to take the bottom n values instead.
– You can copy and paste the results of these formulas to another location, or use them as inputs for other calculations.

This is how you can use the sort and take functions to rank a list in Excel.
How to use the sort and take functions to rank a list in Excel.
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