PERCENTILE.INC function

Returns the k-th percentile of values in a range, where k is in the range 0..1, inclusive.

You can use this function to establish a threshold of acceptance. For example, you can decide to examine candidates who score above the 90th percentile.

Syntax

PERCENTILE.INC(array,k)

The PERCENTILE.INC function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Array     Required. The array or range of data that defines relative standing.

  • K     Required. The percentile value in the range 0..1, inclusive.

Remarks

  • If array is empty, PERCENTILE.INC returns the #NUM! error value.

  • If k is nonnumeric, PERCENTILE.INC returns the #VALUE! error value.

  • If k is < 0 or if k > 1, PERCENTILE.INC returns the #NUM! error value.

  • If k is not a multiple of 1/(n - 1), PERCENTILE.INC interpolates to determine the value at the k-th percentile.

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)

=PERCENTILE.INC(A2:A5,0.3)

30th percentile of the list above (1.9)

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



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