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Google Sheets

BETADIST is used in Google Sheets to calculate the probability of a random event occurring. It can be used to calculate the probability of two independent events occurring, or the probability of a single event occurring. To use BETADIST, you first need to enter the odds of the event occurring. Then, you need to enter the number of trials. After that, you can calculate the probability of the event occurring by clicking on the "BETADIST" function and clicking "OK".

The syntax for BETADIST in Google Sheets is as follows: =BETADIST(x,y,alpha) where x is the first value, y is the second value, and alpha is the alpha value. This function calculates the probability that the difference between x and y is less than or equal to alpha.

The example below shows how to use the BETADIST function in Google Sheets. In this example, we are calculating the probability of winning a basketball game.

=BETADIST(3.5,100,0.5)

This function calculates the probability of winning a basketball game when the home team has a point spread of 3.5. In this example, the home team is favored to win the game, so the probability is 0.5 (50%).

There are a few occasions when you should not use the BETADIST function in Google Sheets. One such occasion is when you are trying to calculate the probability of two events occurring simultaneously. In this case, you would use the P function instead of the BETADIST function. Another time you should not use the BETADIST function is when you are trying to calculate the cumulative distribution function. In this case, you would use the CDF function instead of the BETADIST function.

BETAINV, BINOM.DIST, BINOM.INV, BINOM.PPMT, BINOM.RANGE, BINOM.SUM, BETA.DIST, BETA.INV, CHISQ.DIST, CHISQ.INV, CONFIDENCE.INT, CROSSDIST, F.DIST, F.INV, F.TEST, GAMMA.DIST, GAMMA.INV, HYPGEOM.DIST, HYPGEOM.INV, LOGNORM.DIST, LOGNORM.INV, NORMDIST, NORMINV, NORMSDIST, NORMSINV, PHI, POISSON.DIST, POISSON.INV, QUARTILE, QUINIKE, RANK, SKEW.P, STANDARDIZE, T.DIST, T.INV, TDIST, TWO.SAMP.INV, Z.TEST

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