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NORM.DIST: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use NORM.DIST in Excel?

NORM.DIST is used in Excel to calculate the probability of a normal distribution. To use NORM.DIST, you must first enter the following information into two cells in Excel:

1. The mean 2. The standard deviation

After you have entered this information, select the cells that contain the mean and standard deviation, and then click on the "NORM.DIST" button on the Excel toolbar. This will calculate the probability of a normal distribution.

What is the syntax of NORM.DIST in Excel?

NORM.DIST is a function in Excel that calculates the normal distribution of a set of data. The syntax for the function is NORM.DIST(x, mean, standard deviation). x is the value for which you want to calculate the normal distribution, mean is the mean of the data set, and standard deviation is the standard deviation of the data set.

What is an example of how to use NORM.DIST in Excel?

NORM.DIST returns the standard normal distribution for a given set of parameters. The function takes four arguments: the mean, standard deviation, lower bound, and upper bound. An example of how to use NORM.DIST in Excel is to calculate the probability that a randomly selected value is less than or equal to a given value. To do this, you would first enter the mean and standard deviation in cells A1 and A2, respectively. In cell A3, you would enter the lower bound for the distribution. In cell A4, you would enter the upper bound for the distribution. Then, in cell B3, you would enter the formula =NORM.DIST(A3,A2,A1,A4). This formula will calculate the probability that a randomly selected value is less than or equal to the lower bound.

When should you not use NORM.DIST in Excel?

NORM.DIST is not appropriate for use when the population standard deviation is not known. Additionally, NORM.DIST should not be used when the sample size is less than 30.

What are some similar formulae to NORM.DIST in Excel?

NORM.DIST is the most basic and most commonly used function for normal distribution in Excel. It returns the standard normal distribution cumulative probability for a given value. Other functions that are similar to NORM.DIST are as follows:

NORM.S.DIST: This function is similar to NORM.DIST, except that it returns the standard normal distribution cumulative probability for a given value, based on a sample size.

NORM.P.DIST: This function is similar to NORM.DIST, except that it returns the normal distribution cumulative probability for a given value, based on a population.

NORM.INV: This function is used to calculate the inverse of the normal cumulative distribution for a given value. It returns the value at which the given cumulative normal distribution would be equal to the given value.

NORM.S.INV: This function is used to calculate the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution for a given value. It returns the value at which the given cumulative standard normal distribution would be equal to the given value.

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