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MS Excel: GROWTH Function (WS)

Learn how to use the Excel GROWTH function with syntax and examples.

Description

The Microsoft Excel GROWTH function returns the predicted exponential growth based on existing values provided.

Syntax

The syntax for the Microsoft Excel GROWTH function is:

GROWTH( known_y_values, [known_x_values], [new_x_values], [constant] )

Parameters or Arguments

known_y_values is the known y-values used to predict the exponential growth.

known_x_values is optional. It is the known x-values used to predict the exponential growth. If this parameter is omitted, the GROWTH function uses {1,2,3,...} as the known_x_values parameter.

new_x_values is optional. It is the x-values that are used by the GROWTH function to return the corresponding y-values. If this parameter is omitted, the GROWTH function uses {1,2,3,...} as the new_x_values parameter.

constant is optional. It is either a TRUE or FALSE value. TRUE means that the constant b is calculated normally. FALSE means that the constant b is set to 1. If this parameter is omitted, the GROWTH function assumes a constant parameter of TRUE.

Applies To

The GROWTH function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The GROWTH function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel GROWTH function examples and explore how to use the GROWTH function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel GROWTH examples would return:

=GROWTH(B2:B6, A2:A6)
Result: 7.344380549

=GROWTH({4,5,6})
Result: 4.027307453

=GROWTH({4,5,6}, {10,20,30})
Result: 4.027307453

=GROWTH({4,5,6}, {10,20,30}, {15,30,45})
Result: 4.456948343

=GROWTH({4,5,6}, {10,20,30}, {15,30,45}, FALSE)
Result: 2.913437857