VLOOKUP Percentage Issue

ay123

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I am currently trying to look up the highest maximum percentage in a range and return with the value of the cell next to the maximum percentage, so I used the formula: =VLOOKUP(MAX($C$51:$C$72), $B$51:$C$72, 1, FALSE).

However, it is giving me an error sign, saying that 'Did not find value '0.8458646617' in VLOOKUP evaluation.'

I'm suspecting that this is because of the percentage or something, as the maximum percentage is in fact 84.59%. I think that this could be because the program couldn't find the decimal number in the range, because the range is only percentages. How can I solve this? Thanks!
 

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ay123

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Update: I tried the same formula for a range of numbers which are not percentages, however, it still says 'Error: did not find value '(maximum number)' in VLOOKUP evaluation'. What can I do to fix this issue? Thank you so much.
 

AlanY

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vlookup look at the first column of the table, your formula try to lookup col C and return value in Col B which is not how vlookup works.
try this instead

=INDEX(B51:B72,MATCH(MAX($C$51:$C$72),C51:C72,0))
 
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you're welcome
 

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