BINOMDISTCalculates the probability of drawing a certain number of successes (or a maximum number of successes) in a certain number of tries given a population of a certain size containing a certain number of successes, with replacement of draws.

Sample Usage

BINOMDIST(4,100,0.005,FALSE)

BINOMDIST(A2,A3,A4,TRUE)

Syntax

BINOMDIST(num_successes, num_trials, prob_success, cumulative)

num_successes – The number of successes for which to calculate the probability in num_trials trials.

If cumulative is TRUE then BINOMDIST returns the probability of num_successes or fewer successes, otherwise the probability of exactly num_successes successes.

num_trials – The number of independent trials.

prob_success – The probability of success in any given trial.

cumulative – [ FALSE by default ] – Whether to use the binomial cumulative distribution.

Notes

HYPGEOMDIST describes the probability of drawing a certain number of successes in a certain number of tries given a population of a certain size containing a certain number of successes, without replacement of draws.

See Also

WEIBULL: Returns the value of the Weibull distribution function (or Weibull cumulative distribution function) for a specified shape and scale.

PROB: Given a set of values and corresponding probabilities, calculates the probability that a value chosen at random falls between two limits.

POISSON: Returns the value of the Poisson distribution function (or Poisson cumulative distribution function) for a specified value and mean.

NORMSINV: Returns the value of the inverse standard normal distribution function for a specified value.

NORMSDIST: Returns the value of the standard normal cumulative distribution function for a specified value.

NORMINV: Returns the value of the inverse normal distribution function for a specified value, mean, and standard deviation.

NORMDIST: The NORMDIST function returns the value of the normal distribution function (or normal cumulative distribution function) for a specified value, mean, and standard deviation.

NEGBINOMDIST: Calculates the probability of drawing a certain number of failures before a certain number of successes given a probability of success in independent trials.

LOGNORMDIST: Returns the value of the log-normal cumulative distribution with given mean and standard deviation at a specified value.

LOGINV: Returns the value of the inverse log-normal cumulative distribution with given mean and standard deviation at a specified value.

HYPGEOMDIST: Calculates the probability of drawing a certain number of successes in a certain number of tries given a population of a certain size containing a certain number of successes, without replacement of draws.

EXPONDIST: Returns the value of the exponential distribution function with a specified lambda at a specified value.

CRITBINOM: Calculates the smallest value for which the cumulative binomial distribution is greater than or equal to a specified criteria.

Examples