STANDARDIZE function

Returns a normalized value from a distribution characterized by mean and standard_dev.

Syntax

STANDARDIZE(x,mean,standard_dev)

X     is the value you want to normalize.

Mean     is the arithmetic mean of the distribution.

Standard_dev     is the standard deviation of the distribution.

Remarks

  • If standard_dev ≤ 0, STANDARDIZE returns the #NUM! error value.
  • The equation for the normalized value is:

Equation

Example

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Data Description
42 Value to normalize
40 Arithmetic mean of the distribution
1.5 Standard deviation of the distribution
Formula Description (Result)
=STANDARDIZE(A2,A3,A4) Normalized value of 42 for the terms above (1.333333)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2007