Returns the hypergeometric distribution. HYPGEOMDIST returns the probability of a given number of sample successes, given the sample size, population successes, and population size. Use HYPGEOMDIST for problems with a finite population, where each observation is either a success or a failure, and where each subset of a given size is chosen with equal likelihood.
For more information about the new function, see HYPGEOM.DIST function.
The HYPGEOMDIST function syntax has the following arguments:
Sample_s Required. The number of successes in the sample.
Number_sample Required. The size of the sample.
Population_s Required. The number of successes in the population.
Number_pop Required. The population size.
All arguments are truncated to integers.
If any argument is nonnumeric, HYPGEOMDIST returns the #VALUE! error value.
If sample_s < 0 or sample_s is greater than the lesser of number_sample or population_s, HYPGEOMDIST returns the #NUM! error value.
If sample_s is less than the larger of 0 or (number_sample - number_population + population_s), HYPGEOMDIST returns the #NUM! error value.
If number_sample ≤ 0 or number_sample > number_population, HYPGEOMDIST returns the #NUM! error value.
If population_s ≤ 0 or population_s > number_population, HYPGEOMDIST returns the #NUM! error value.
If number_population ≤ 0, HYPGEOMDIST returns the #NUM! error value.
The equation for the hypergeometric distribution is:
x = sample_s
n = number_sample
M = population_s
N = number_population
HYPGEOMDIST is used in sampling without replacement from a finite population.
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