How to Use False Function in Excel
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The FALSE function in Excel is a logical function that simply returns the logical value of FALSE. This function can be used in various scenarios where you need to input a constant FALSE value in your worksheet. Here are two examples of how to use the FALSE function in Excel:
Example 1: Using the FALSE function to fill cells with the value FALSE
Select the cell where you want to enter the FALSE value.
Type =FALSE() into the cell and press enter. The cell will now display the value of FALSE.
To fill a range of cells with the value of FALSE, select the range and then press CTRL + D. This will fill the entire range with the value of FALSE.
Example 2: Using the FALSE function with the IF function to return a FALSE value under certain conditions
Suppose you have a list of test scores, and you want to identify which students scored below 60. You can use the IF function along with the FALSE function to return a FALSE value for scores that are above or equal to 60, and a TRUE value for scores that are below 60.
Select a cell where you want to display the result of the function.
Type the following formula into the cell: =IF(B2<60,TRUE,FALSE)
This formula checks whether the score in cell B2 is less than 60. If the score is less than 60, the IF function returns the value of TRUE, indicating that the student scored below 60. If the score is greater than or equal to 60, the IF function returns the value of FALSE, indicating that the student scored 60 or above.
Copy the formula to the other cells in the column to apply the same logic to each student’s score.
Note that in the above examples, we assumed that the scores are in column B. You will need to modify the formulas to suit your specific situation.