T.DIST.RT function

Returns the right-tailed Student's t-distribution.

The t-distribution is used in the hypothesis testing of small sample data sets. Use this function in place of a table of critical values for the t-distribution.

Syntax

T.DIST.RT(x,deg_freedom)

The T.DIST.RT function syntax has the following arguments:

  • X     Required. The numeric value at which to evaluate the distribution.

  • Deg_freedom     Required. An integer indicating the number of degrees of freedom.

Remarks

  • If any argument is nonnumeric, T.DIST.RT returns the #VALUE! error value.

  • If deg_freedom < 1, T.DIST.RT returns the #NUM! error value.

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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Data

Description

1.959999998

Value at which to evaluate the distribution

60

Degrees of freedom

Formula

Description (Result)

=T.DIST.RT(A2,A3)

Two-tailed distribution (0.027322, or 2.73 percent)

Note   To view the number as a percentage, select the cell, and then on the Home tab, in the Number group, click Percent Style Button image.

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



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