BINOM.DIST.RANGE function

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.

Description

Returns the probability of a trial result using a binomial distribution.

Syntax

BINOM.DIST.RANGE(trials,probability_s,number_s,[number_s2])

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.

Remarks

  • 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:
    BINOM.DIST.RANGE equation
  • 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.

Example

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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Applies to:
Excel 2013, Excel Online