Returns the inverse of the normal cumulative distribution for the specified mean and standard deviation.
Syntax
NORM.INV(probability,mean,standard_dev)
The NORM.INV function syntax has the following arguments (argument: A value that provides information to an action, an event, a method, a property, a function, or a procedure.):
 Probability Required. A probability corresponding to the normal distribution.
 Mean Required. The arithmetic mean of the distribution.
 Standard_dev Required. The standard deviation of the distribution.
Remarks
 If any argument is nonnumeric, NORM.INV returns the #VALUE! error value.
 If probability <= 0 or if probability >= 1, NORM.INV returns the #NUM! error value.
 If standard_dev ≤ 0, NORM.INV returns the #NUM! error value.
 If mean = 0 and standard_dev = 1, NORM.INV uses the standard normal distribution (see NORMS.INV).
Given a value for probability, NORM.INV seeks that value x such that NORM.DIST(x, mean, standard_dev, TRUE) = probability. Thus, precision of NORM.INV depends on precision of NORM.DIST.
Example
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A 
B 
Data 
Description 
0.908789 
Probability corresponding to the normal distribution 
40 
Arithmetic mean of the distribution 
1.5 
Standard deviation of the distribution 
Formula 
Description (Result) 
=NORM.INV(A2,A3,A4) 
Inverse of the normal cumulative distribution for the terms above (42) 
