# MULTINOMIAL function

Returns the ratio of the factorial of a sum of values to the product of factorials.

Syntax

MULTINOMIAL(number1,number2, ...)

Number1,number2, ...     are 1 to 255 values for which you want the multinomial.

Remarks

• If any argument is nonnumeric, MULTINOMIAL returns the #VALUE! error value.
• If any argument is less than zero, MULTINOMIAL returns the #NUM! error value.
• The multinomial is:

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

• Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
• Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
• Press CTRL+C.
• In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
• To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
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Formula Description (Result)
=MULTINOMIAL(2, 3, 4) Ratio of the factorial of a sum of 2, 3 and 4 to the product of factorials (1260)

Applies to:
Excel 2007