F.INVCalculates the inverse of the left-tailed F probability distribution. Also called the Fisher-Snedecor distribution or Snedecor’s F distribution.

Sample Usage

F.INV(0.42, 2, 3)

F.INV(A2, B2, C2)

Syntax

F.INV(probability, degrees_freedom1, degrees_freedom2)

probability – The probability associated with the left-tailed F-distribution.

Must be greater than 0 and less than 1.

degrees_freedom1 – The number of degrees of freedom of the numerator of the test statistic.

degrees_freedom2 – The number of degrees of freedom of the denominator of the test statistic.

Notes

Both degrees_freedom1 and degrees_freedom2 are truncated to an integer in the calculation if a non-integer is provided as an argument.

Both degrees_freedom1 and degrees_freedom2 must be at least 1.

All arguments must be numeric.

See Also

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

FDIST: Calculates the right-tailed F probability distribution (degree of diversity) for two data sets with given input x. Alternately called Fisher-Snedecor distribution or Snedecor’s F distribution.

FINV: Calculates the inverse of the right-tailed F probability distribution. Also called the Fisher-Snedecor distribution or Snedecor’s F distribution.

FTEST: Returns the probability associated with an F-test for equality of variances. Determines whether two samples are likely to have come from populations with the same variance.

T.INV: Calculates the negative inverse of the one-tailed TDIST function.

Example

Suppose you want to find the cutoff for the F statistic associated with a left-tailed cumulative probability of 0.95.

A

B

C

D

1

Probability

Degrees freedom numerator

Degrees freedom denominator

Solution

2

0.95

4

5

5.192167773

3

0.95

4

5

=F.INV(0.95, 4, 5)

4

0.95

4

5

=F.INV(A2, B2, C2)