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

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

How do I copy an example?

  1. Select the example in this article.

    Important   Do not select the row or column headers.

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    Selecting an example from Help

  2. Press CTRL+C.

  3. In Excel, create a blank workbook or worksheet.

  4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

    Important   For the example to work properly, you must paste it into cell A1 of the worksheet.

  5. 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.

After you copy the example to a blank worksheet, you can adapt it to suit your needs.

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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 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, SharePoint Online



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