Returns the inverse of the one-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution. If probability = CHIDIST(x,...), then CHIINV(probability,...) = x. Use this function to compare observed results with expected ones in order to decide whether your original hypothesis is valid.
Probability is a probability associated with the chi-squared distribution.
Degrees_freedom is the number of degrees of freedom.
- If either argument is nonnumeric, CHIINV returns the #VALUE! error value.
- If probability < 0 or probability > 1, CHIINV returns the #NUM! error value.
- If degrees_freedom is not an integer, it is truncated.
- If degrees_freedom < 1 or degrees_freedom > 10^10, CHIINV returns the #NUM! error value.
Given a value for probability, CHIINV seeks that value x such that CHIDIST(x, degrees_freedom) = probability. Thus, precision of CHIINV depends on precision of CHIDIST. CHIINV uses an iterative search technique. If the search has not converged after 100 iterations, the function returns the #N/A error value.
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||Probability associated with the chi-squared distribution
||Degrees of freedom
||Inverse of the one-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution (18.3069735)