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## What is the syntax of DVAR in Excel?

The syntax of DVAR in Excel is as follows:

=DVAR(Array,Cell)

Where:

Array is the range of cells that you want to calculate the variance for

Cell is the cell in the Array range that you want to use as the center of the calculation

## What is an example of how to use DVAR in Excel?

DVAR is a function in Excel that can be used to calculate the variance of a population based on a sample. The function takes two arguments: the first is the array of values that you want to calculate the variance for, and the second is the number of values in the array. The function will then return the variance of the population. An example of how to use the DVAR function in Excel is shown below:

In the example, we want to calculate the variance of the population based on the sample of numbers in the range A2:A7. We first enter the DVAR function into cell B8, and then we specify the range of values that we want to calculate the variance for (A2:A7) in the parentheses. Finally, we specify the number of values in the array (7) in the second argument. The DVAR function then calculates the variance of the population based on the sample of numbers in the range A2:A7.

## When should you not use DVAR in Excel?

There are a few instances when you should not use DVAR in Excel. First, if you have missing values in your data, DVAR will not be able to accurately calculate the variance. Second, if you have data that is not normally distributed, DVAR will not be able to accurately calculate the variance. Finally, if you have a very small sample size (less than 10), DVAR will not be able to accurately calculate the variance.

## What are some similar formulae to DVAR in Excel?

There are a few similar formulae to DVAR in Excel. VAR.P returns the variance of a population, which is similar to the variance of a sample that is returned by DVAR. However, VAR.P takes into account the number of data points in the population, while DVAR does not. The standard deviation of a population is also returned by VAR.P. Another similar formula is STDEV.P, which returns the standard deviation of a population. Like VAR.P, STDEV.P takes into account the number of data points in the population. Finally, STDEVP returns the standard deviation of a population with the assumption of a normal distribution.

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