# Help with find the last number(s) in a tabel

Folks I have a table ranged K3:P7 with numerous numbers.
I also have a table K11:L15 when K11:K15 is numbered 3,4,5,6,7 to correspond to the row numbers.
In L11:L15 I want to place the last values from each row in my K3:P7 table using the array function.What I have below, which is about to 20th version is no better than version one.
``````=INDEX(11:11,MAX(ISNUMBER(11:11)*COLUMN(11:11)))
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I'm really confused on the INDEX part here also.
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In L11 use this formula copied down to L15

=LOOKUP(9.99E+307,K3:P3)

That will get you the last number in each row

regards, barry
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Can you post the Excel?
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Better than mine! Thanks for the tip Barry :)
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Author Commented:
barry,
how you came up with this....anyway, IT WORKED!
thanks
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Author Commented:
thanks to the both of you
good job barry
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Author Commented:
Barry,
could you briefy explain to me what this formula is saying?
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9.99E+307 is the biggest number you can input in a cell in Excel (equivalent to 9.99 with 305 zeroes) so when you lookup using that number as a lookup value it probably won't be found.

If LOOKUP can't find the lookup value then it matches with the last number in the lookup range (because that should be the largest in a sorted range), so it does what you want here, finds the last number.

For last text value

=LOOKUP(REPT("z",255),range)

or for last value, number or text

=LOOKUP(2,1/(range<>""),range)

regards, barry
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Author Commented:
thanks barry
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