STANDARDIZE function

Returns a normalized value from a distribution characterized by mean and standard_dev.

Syntax

STANDARDIZE(x,mean,standard_dev)

X     is the value you want to normalize.

Mean     is the arithmetic mean of the distribution.

Standard_dev     is the standard deviation of the distribution.

Remarks

  • If standard_dev ≤ 0, STANDARDIZE returns the #NUM! error value.

  • The equation for the normalized value is:

    Equation

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

    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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Data

Description

42

Value to normalize

40

Arithmetic mean of the distribution

1.5

Standard deviation of the distribution

Formula

Description (Result)

=STANDARDIZE(A2,A3,A4)

Normalized value of 42 for the terms above (1.333333)

Applies To: Excel 2007



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