# Is it possible?

#### Buckby

##### New Member
I want to find the max sum from 2 rows and dont want to use an actual sum row.

Below is an example of my data rows, with max added at the end, what i would like is to sum the coresponding cells in the 2 rows and get a max figure. Here the max would be in column i, with a total of 16.

a b c d e f g h i
1-1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Max=9
2-1 2 3 8 9 4 5 6 7 Max=9

I have other data in other rows (sometimes these rows needed to be summed are split by other rows of data) so i could not just use 'Max' vertically.

Like the subject says, im not sure if this is possible, either help with doing this or someone telling me that this is not possible would be greatly appreciated.

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#### Buckby

##### New Member
Steve,

This just gives a a max from the 2 rows, what i need is a max of the total, so in the example above it would be column i which has the values 9 & 7 making the 16 i am looking for.

but this cant be done with a simple "=Max" as their is often rows of data between the 2 i would like to sum and find the max.

#### Buckby

##### New Member
Steve,

This just gives a a max from the 2 rows, what i need is a max of the total, so in the example above it would be column i which has the values 9 & 7 making the 16 i am looking for.

but this cant be done with a simple "=Max" as their is often rows of data between the 2 i would like to sum and find the max.

#### Buckby

##### New Member

Steve,

This just gives a a max from the 2 rows, what i need is a max of the total, so in the example above it would be column i which has the values 9 & 7 making the 16 i am looking for.

but this cant be done with a simple "=Max" as their is often rows of data between the 2 i would like to sum and find the max.

#### yee388

##### Well-known Member
Welcome to the board!

Try this array formula:

{=MAX(A1:H1+A2:H2)}

NOTE: do not type in the "{}", but confirm the formula with CTRL+SHFT+ENTER
Book1
ABCDEFGHIJ
1-12345678916
2-123894567
Sheet1

#### Buckby

##### New Member
yee388,

Perfect!

Cheers for the welcome and many thanks for the solution

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