MULTINOMIAL function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the MULTINOMIALfunction in Microsoft Excel.

Description

Returns the ratio of the factorial of a sum of values to the product of factorials.

Syntax

MULTINOMIAL(number1, [number2], ...)

The MULTINOMIAL function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Number1, number2, ...    Number1 is required, subsequent numbers are optional. 1 to 255 values for which you want the multinomial.

Remarks

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

  • If any argument is less than zero, MULTINOMIAL returns the #NUM! error value.

  • The multinomial is:

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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.

    selecting an example from help

    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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Formula

Description (Result)

=MULTINOMIAL(2, 3, 4)

Ratio of the factorial of a sum of 2, 3 and 4 to the product of factorials (1260)

Applies To: Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, SharePoint Online



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