# SMALL function

SMALL(Numbers, N) SMALL(Numbers; N)

## Numbers

{ Number }

The number array from which the nth smallest number is returned.

## N

Number or { Number }

The position of the number to return, in a version of the given array sorted in ascending order.

## Returns

Number or { Number }

The nth smallest number in the given array, where n is given as the second parameter.

Returns the nth smallest number in the given array, where n is given as the second parameter.

## Examples

SMALL({ 22, 5, 3, 14 }, 2)SMALL({ 22; 5; 3; 14 }; 2)

Returns 5, which is the second smallest number in the { 22, 5, 3, 14 }{ 22; 5; 3; 14 } array.

INDEX(SORT({ 22, 5, 3, 14 }, SortOrder.Ascending), 2)INDEX(SORT({ 22; 5; 3; 14 }; SortOrder,Ascending); 2)

Returns 5, which is the second smallest number in the { 22, 5, 3, 14 }{ 22; 5; 3; 14 } array. This formula is equivalent to SMALL({ 22, 5, 3, 14 }, 2)SMALL({ 22; 5; 3; 14 }; 2). It first sorts the array in ascending order, resulting in the array { 3, 5, 14, 22 }{ 3; 5; 14; 22 }, and then selects the second element of that array.