BINOM.INV function

Returns the smallest value for which the cumulative binomial distribution is greater than or equal to a criterion value.

Syntax

BINOM.INV(trials,probability_s,alpha)

The BINOM.INV function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Trials     Required. The number of Bernoulli trials.

  • Probability_s     Required. The probability of a success on each trial.

  • Alpha     Required. The criterion value.

Remarks

  • If any argument is nonnumeric, BINOM.INV returns the #VALUE! error value.

  • If trials is not an integer, it is truncated.

  • If trials < 0, BINOM.INV returns the #NUM! error value.

  • If probability_s is < 0 or probability_s > 1, BINOM.INV returns the #NUM! error value.

  • If alpha < 0 or alpha > 1, BINOM.INV returns the #NUM! error value.

Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

Data

Description

6

Number of Bernoulli trials

0.5

Probability of a success on each trial

0.75

Criterion value

Formula

Description

Result

=BINOM.INV(A2,A3,A4)

Smallest value for which the cumulative binomial distribution is greater than or equal to a criterion value.

4

Applies To: Excel 2013, Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, Excel 2016 for Mac



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