## Example

## Generic Formula

**Range** – This the range of values in which you would like to find the relative position of the minimum value.

## What It Does

This formula will return the relative position of the minimum value in a given range of numerical values. The formula will work for any one dimensional vertical or horizontal range. If the range contains multiple minimums, then the formula will return the position of the top most or left most minimum.

## How It Works

This formula uses the **MIN** function to first find the value of the minimum within the given range, then it uses the **MATCH** function to find the relative position of this minimum within the range.

In our example **MIN(Range)** returns the value **0** since 0 is the minimum value in the range of values **{1;0;8;6;9;7;9;6}**.

**MATCH(0,Range,0)** looks for a **0** in the **Range** and will return the position of the first 0 it finds. The **0** at the end of the formula is a predefined Excel parameter that tells the **MATCH** function to find an exact match in the **Range**. In our example **MATCH(0,{1;0;8;6;9;7;9;6},0)** returns the value **2** since the first 0 in **{1;0;8;6;9;7;9;6}** is in the 2nd position.