# How to Use CHISQ.DIST in Google Sheets in 2020?

CHISQ.DISTCalculates the left-tailed chi-squared distribution, often used in hypothesis testing.

Sample Usage

CHISQ.DIST(3.45, 2, TRUE)

CHISQ.DIST(A2, B2, TRUE)

Syntax

CHISQ.DIST(x, degrees_freedom, cumulative)

x – The input to the chi-squared probability distribution function. The value at which to evaluate the function.

Must be a positive number.

degrees_freedom – The number of degrees of freedom of the distribution.

cumulative – Logical value that determines the form of the function.

If TRUE: CHI.DIST returns the left-tailed cumulative distribution function.

If FALSE: CHI.DIST returns the probability density function.

Notes

degrees_freedom is truncated to an integer if a non-integer is provided.

degrees_freedom must be at least 1 and may not exceed 10^10.

x and degrees_freedom must be numeric.

CHIDIST: Calculates the right-tailed chi-squared distribution, often used in hypothesis testing.

CHIINV: Calculates the inverse of the right-tailed chi-squared distribution.

CHISQ.DIST.RT: Calculates the right-tailed chi-squared distribution, which is commonly used in hypothesis testing.

CHITEST: Returns the probability associated with a Pearson’s chi-squared test on the two ranges of data. Determines the likelihood that the observed categorical data is drawn from an expected distribution.

GAMMADIST: Calculates the gamma distribution, a two-parameter continuous probability distribution.

Example

Suppose you want to test the fairness of a 6-sided die:

From several rolls, you obtain a chi-squared statistic of 12.3.

The number of degrees of freedom is 6 – 1 = 5.

We will evaluate the chi-squared distribution with 5 degrees of freedom when x equals 12.3.

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B
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x
Degrees freedom
Solution

2
12.3
5
0.01223870353

3
12.3
5
=CHISQ.DIST(12.3, 5, FALSE)

4
12.3
5
=CHISQ.DIST(A2, B2, FALSE)