PERCENTILE.INC is a built-in function in Google Sheets that calculates the percentile of a given value within a dataset. The function takes two arguments: the value to calculate the percentile for, and an array of numbers representing the dataset. It then returns the percentage of the values in the array that are smaller than the given value.
For example, if you wanted to find the 95th percentile for a list of test scores, you could use the following formula:
=PERCENTILE.INC(95, [test score 1, test score 2, test score 3, test score 4])
This would return the value "2", which would represent the 95th percentile for the given dataset.
The syntax of the PERCENTILE.INC function in Google Sheets is as follows:
The function takes two arguments:
array - The array of numbers from which to calculate the percentile.
k - The percentile rank to calculate.
The PERCENTILE.INC function in Google Sheets calculates the percentile of a value within a given range. For example, if you want to find the 80th percentile of a list of numbers, you would use the PERCENTILE.INC function and input the list of numbers, and the function would return the 80th percentile number.
There are a few occasions when you should not use the PERCENTILE.INC function in Google Sheets. One such occasion is when you have a list of numbers that are not in order. In this case, the PERCENTILE.INC function will not return the correct result. Another time you should not use the function is when you have a list of numbers that are not consecutive.
There are a few similar formulae to PERCENTILE.INC in Google Sheets. The PERCENTILE.INC function calculates the percentile of a given value in a list of values. The AVERAGE function calculates the average of a given set of values, and the MEDIAN function calculates the median of a given set of values.