﻿ NORMSDIST function

# NORMSDIST function

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Returns the standard normal cumulative distribution function. The distribution has a mean of 0 (zero) and a standard deviation of one. Use this function in place of a table of standard normal curve areas.

Syntax

NORMSDIST(z)

Z    is the value for which you want the distribution.

Remarks

• If z is nonnumeric, NORMSDIST returns the #VALUE! error value.

• The equation for the standard normal density function is:

Example

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

How to copy an example

1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

2. Select the example in the Help topic.

Note    Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

3. Press CTRL+C.

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

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.

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 A B Formula Description (Result) =NORMSDIST(1.333333) Normal cumulative distribution function at 1.333333 (0.908789)

Applies To: Excel 2007

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