# How to Use T.TEST in Google Sheets in 2020?

T.TESTReturns the probability associated with t-test. Determines whether two samples are likely to have come from the same two underlying populations that have the same mean.

Sample Usage

T.TEST(A1:A4, B1:B4, 2, 1)

Syntax

T.TEST(range1, range2, tails, type)

range1 – The first sample of data or group of cells to consider for the t-test.

range2 – The second sample of data or group of cells to consider for the t-test.

tails – Specifies the number of distribution tails.

If 1: uses a one-tailed distribution.

If 2: uses a two-tailed distribution.

type – Specifies the type of t-Test.

If 1: a paired test is performed.

If 2: a two-sample equal variance (homoscedastic) test is performed.

If 3: a two-sample unequal variance (heteroscedastic) test is performed.

Notes

tails and type must be numeric.

range1 and range2 must have the same number of data points.

T.TEST uses the data in range1 and range2 to compute a non-negative test. If tails is set to 1, T.TEST returns the probability of a higher value of the t-statistic under the assumption that range1 and range2 are samples from populations with the same mean. The value returned by T.TEST when tails is set to 2 is double that returned when tails is set to 1 and corresponds to the probability of a higher absolute value of the t-statistic under the “same population means” assumption.

You can use TTEST or T.TEST to perform this function.

Examples

In this example, a paired, two-tailed t-Test is computed on a student’s first and second quarter grades.

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