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Google Sheets

The BINOM.DIST function in Google Sheets can be used to calculate the probability of a binomial event occurring. The function takes two inputs, the number of trials and the probability of success, and calculates the probability of the event occurring at least once. The function can be used to calculate the probability of a success occurring on the first try, the second try, and so on.

The syntax of BINOM.DIST is as follows: =BINOM.DIST(number of successes, trials, probability of success)

An example of how to use BINOM.DIST in Google Sheets is to find the probability of getting a certain number of heads when flipping a coin six times. To do this, you would use the function =BINOM.DIST(6,3,0.5) which would return the probability of getting 3 heads out of 6 flips is 0.6.

There are a few occasions when you should not use BINOM.DIST in Google Sheets. One such example is when you are trying to calculate the probability of more than two events occurring. Another instance where BINOM.DIST should not be used is when you are trying to calculate the probability of success for more than two trials.

There are quite a few similar formulae to BINOM.DIST in Google Sheets. One is the BINOM.INV function, which calculates the inverse of the BINOM.DIST function. This function takes into account the number of trials, the probability of success, and the number of successes. Another similar function is the BINOM.P function, which calculates the probability of at least a certain number of successes given a number of trials and a probability of success. This function is useful for calculating the odds of a particular event occurring. Finally, the BINOM.DIST.RANGE function calculates the probability of a particular event occurring within a given range of numbers. This function is useful for calculating things like odds of winning a lottery.

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