Enter the maximum and minimum values into the calculator to determine the data range. This calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

Data Range Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the data range.

DR = Max - Min


  • DR is the data range Max is the maximum value in the data set Min is the minimum value in the data set

To calculate the data range, subtract the minimum value in the data set from the maximum value in the data set. This will give you the range of data, which is a measure of how spread out the values in the data set are.

What is a Data Range?

A data range refers to the set of values that a particular type of data can have. It is often used in the context of databases, spreadsheets, and data analysis, where it can specify the beginning and end points of a continuous data set, or all the possible values for a discrete data set. The range can be defined by minimum and maximum values, or by a list of all possible values. It is crucial in statistical analysis as it provides insights into the spread and dispersion of the data set.

How to Calculate Data Range?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Data Range.

  1. First, determine the maximum value in the data set (Max).
  2. Next, determine the minimum value in the data set (Min).
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = DR = Max – Min.
  4. Finally, calculate the Data Range.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Max = 50

Min = 10