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Sequential occurances of less than value in excel

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I'm looking for a formula that will return the value of 4 in cell A2.  It answers the question:  What is the maximum number of times in sequence was the value of -10 exceeded in A4:A16?

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by:dani gammon
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Hi there,

My first response would be to create a countif formula such as: =COUNTIF(A4:A16,">-10")

However, where is your sequence within a4:a16 ? because that would add to the formula to get an answer of 4.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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=COUNTIF(A4:A16,">"&A1)

but for the given data the answer is 7
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by:Naresh Patel
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Try this but i don't know why your answer is 4 mine is 6
=FREQUENCY(A4:A16,A1)

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Put this array formula (Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER) in A2:
=MAX(FREQUENCY(IF(A4:A16<=-10,ROW(A4:A16)),IF(A4:A16>-10,ROW(A4:A16))))

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by:ronadair
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Worked like a charm!
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by:Naresh Patel
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Mr.MacroShadow,

will you pls explain the logic behind the  formula & why answer is 4?

Thanks You
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