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Google Sheets

The PROB function in Google Sheets is used to calculate the probability of an event occurring. You can use the function to calculate the probability of two independent events both occurring, the probability of one event occurring, or the probability of two dependent events both occurring. To use the function, you need to enter the probability of the event occurring as a decimal value between 0 and 1, and the function will return the probability of the event occurring as a percentage.

The syntax of PROB in Google Sheets is as follows:

=PROB(number,lower_bound,upper_bound)

This function returns the probability that a number is between lower_bound and upper_bound.

One way to use the PROB function in Google Sheets is to calculate the probability of rolling a specific number on a six-sided die. For example, if you want to know the probability of rolling a two, you would type "=PROB(2)" into a cell in your spreadsheet. This function can also be used to calculate the odds of an event occurring. For example, if you want to know the odds of flipping a coin and getting heads, you would type "=PROB(heads)" into a cell in your spreadsheet.

There are a few occasions when you should not use PROB in Google Sheets. One instance is when you are trying to calculate the probability of something that has already happened, such as the probability of drawing a specific card from a deck of cards. In this case, you would use the function PICK. Another time you should not use PROB is when you are trying to calculate the probability of something that will happen in the future, such as the probability of rolling a six on a die. In this case, you would use the function CRITBINOM.

There are a few similar formulae to PROB in Google Sheets. One is COUNTIF, which counts the number of cells in a range that match a given condition. Another is VLOOKUP, which finds a value in a table based on a given lookup value. Finally, there is the NORMDIST function, which calculates the normal distribution of a given set of data.

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