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How to Use Excel COSH Function?

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COSH Function

Many people in the world use Microsoft Excel. Because this spreadsheet application helps to reduce our manual calculations and work in various ways as it provides numerous built-in functions and formulas. On that note, If you want to get the hyperbolic cosine of numbers, then we suggest you use the COSH function.

In this article, you will learn how to use Excel COSH Function in the spreadsheet with its syntax, explanation, and examples. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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Excel COSH Function

Explanation of COSH Function

  • It is one of the built-in functions in Microsoft Excel.
  • This function returns the hyperbolic cosine of a given input number.
  • For example, COSH(-2) returns the output value as 3.7622


  • Here, you will see the syntax of the COSH function.
  • To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
  • Once you enter the formula, just click on the Enter button to get the result.


Parameter Description

Number – The input number to which you want to find the hyperbolic cosine.

The formula for the hyperbolic cosine is:

Hyperbolic Cosine Formula
Hyperbolic Cosine Formula

Note: 1) If the argument is a non-numeric value (letters and special characters) and then it returns #VALUE! Error.


Here, we come up with some examples to know how to use the COSH function in the Excel spreadsheet.

  • Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch the worksheet that has data.
  • For instance, we have given the input values in Column B and we will get the corresponding hyperbolic cosine of the given numbers in Column D.
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Input Values
  • Then, you have to enter the formula in the cell as shown below to get the result.
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Enter the formula
  • After entering the formula, you need to click the Enter button to get the output, as shown below. You can drag down the cell to fill the remaining cells.

Input that Causes Error

  • If the argument is a non-numeric value (letters and special characters) and then it returns #VALUE! Error.
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Value Error


In this article, you can understand the usage of Excel COSH Function with its syntax, explanation, and examples. Drop your feedback in the comment section. To learn more about Excel functions, then visit our webpage

Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to use the Excel COSH function in the spreadsheet with a few examples.

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