Combonation of ADDRESS, MATCH and MAX not working

Folks,
I'm trying to combine three functions: ADDRESS, MATCH, MAX. In the attached workbook I find nothing wrong with the formula but I am not getting the correct cell reference?
MaxLargest.xlsm
Frank FreeseAsked:
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Try

=ADDRESS(MATCH(MAX(A2:A11),A1:A11),1,4)
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Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
This is because the address function needs the absolute row number whereas the match function is returning the row number relative to row 2. Change it to row 1 as my formula suggests
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
good catch -
thanks
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
thank you so very much
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barry houdiniCommented:
As written you may get incorrect results with that formula - e.g. if you change A3 to 1000 the formula should now return A3 but it returns A11.

You need a 3rd argument of zero in the MATCH function in order to get the correct result in all circumstances, i.e.

=ADDRESS(MATCH(MAX(A2:A11),A1:A11,0),1,4)

I'm interested why you want to find the address, though? Is that your final goal or are you intending to use the address returned by that formula to calculate something else? If it's the latter then it's almost always not the best way to proceed because the address is a text value that you will need to convert back to a cell reference...

regards, barry
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Frank FreeseAuthor Commented:
Interesting....
First, the workbook I am creating is designed for my youngest son who is looking for a tool to help him understand Excel formulas and functions. The worksheet is just an example of combining several functions in one formula - no hidden agenda - just a teaching tool.
Next, I did notice where the formula I accepted, gave me an incorrect answer when I changed a cell. I appreciate you noticing the needed change - let me try it and get back with you. I have no points to give except thanks.
Just incorporated your changes and it is working as I was expecting.
Thanks, Barry. Very much
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