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Google Sheets

The NEGBINOMDIST function in Google Sheets is used to calculate the probability of obtaining a specific number of successes in a given number of trials. The function takes two input arguments: the number of successes (x) and the number of trials (n). The function then calculates the probability of obtaining at least x successes in n trials.

The syntax of the NEGBINOMDIST function in Google Sheets is as follows: =NEGBINOMDIST(number_of_successes, trials, probability_of_success)

The NEGBINOMDIST function in Google Sheets can be used to calculate the probability of getting a specific number of successes out of a given number of trials. For example, if you wanted to know the likelihood of getting exactly two out of six heads when flipping a coin six times, you could use the function as follows: =NEGBINOMDIST(2, 6, 0.5). This would return a value of 0.5, which means that there is a 50% chance of getting exactly two heads when flipping a coin six times.

There are a few occasions when you should not use the NEGBINOMDIST function in Google Sheets. One such example is when you have less than 20 data points. Additionally, the function should not be used when there is a large difference between the largest and smallest values in the data set. Additionally, the function is not recommended when the data set is highly skewed.

There are a few similar formulae to NEGBINOMDIST in Google Sheets that you can use depending on what you need the function to do. The BINOMDIST function can be used to calculate the probability of getting a specific number of successes out of a certain number of trials, while the POISSON function can be used to calculate the number of events that occur in a specific interval of time. Additionally, the NORMDIST function can be used to find the normal distribution for a set of data, and the EXPONDIST function can be used to find the exponential distribution for a set of data.

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