**The Excel FALSE function** is a compatibility function and returns with the FALSE output. The FALSE Formula in Excel requires no arguments.

The FALSE function’s purpose is to generate the FALSE logical value.

## How the FALSE function works

The syntax is simple:

**=FALSE()**

Take a closer look at the function! **It does not use any arguments**, like the **AND function** or other logical functions. So when you type FALSE into a cell or use the formula bar, Excel will use it like the logical value FALSE.

### Example 1

In the example, we’ll perform mathematical operations to test how the function works.

The FALSE function actually equal to 0.

- =FALSE + 0 = 0
- =FALSE – 10 = 10

If the divider is FALSE (in the example, in cell C5) and the dividend is zero, the formula returns with #DIV/0! (division by zero) error.

The last example will show what will happen if you sum two boolean values. In cell D5, the result is 1 because FALSE (0) + TRUE(1) works together like numerical values.

A **logical test** generates only TRUE and FALSE results.

The following formula will return **TRUE** if the value in H1 is greater than or equal to 120 and get **FALSE** if not.

=H1 >= 120

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