This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the BINOM.DIST.RANGE function (function: A prewritten formula that takes a value or values, performs an operation, and returns a value or values. Use functions to simplify and shorten formulas on a worksheet, especially those that perform lengthy or complex calculations.) in Microsoft Excel.
Returns the probability of a trial result using a binomial distribution.
The BINOM.DIST.RANGE function syntax has the following arguments.
- Trials Required. The number of independent trials. Must be greater than or equal to 0.
- Probability_s Required. The probability of success in each trial. Must be greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to 1.
- Number_s Required. The number of successes in trials. Must be greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to Trials.
- Number_s2 Optional. If provided, returns the probability that the number of successful trials will fall between Number_s and number_s2. Must be greater than or equal to Number_s and less than or equal to Trials.
- If any arguments are outside of their constraints, BINOM.DIST.RANGE returns the #NUM! error value.
- If any arguments are non-numeric values, BINOM.DIST.RANGE returns the #VALUE! error value.
- The following equation is used:
- In the equation above, N is Trials, p is Probability_s, s is Number_s, s2 is Number_s2, and k is the iteration variable.
- Numeric arguments are truncated to integers.
The workbook below shows examples of this function. Inspect them, change existing formulas, or enter your own formulas to learn how the function works.
To work more in-depth with the example data in Excel, download the embedded workbook to your computer, and then open it in Excel.
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