# RAND

Returns an evenly distributed random number greater than or equal to 0 and less than 1. A new random number is returned every time the worksheet is calculated.

**Syntax**

**RAND**(** **)

**Remarks**

- To generate a random real number between a and b, use:
RAND()*(b-a)+a

- If you want to use RAND to generate a random number but don't want the numbers to change every time the cell is calculated, you can enter =RAND() in the formula bar, and then press F9 to change the formula to a random number.

**Examples**

To generate a random number greater than or equal to 0 but less than 100:

`RAND()*100`