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Excel CHISQ.INV function

The CHISQ.INV function calculates the inverse of the left-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution.

Tips: To learn more about the chi-squared distribution, you can visit this page on Wikipedia.

Note: This CHISQ.INV function is only available in Excel 2010 and later versions.


=CHISQ.INV(probability, deg_freedom)


Probability (required): A numeric value representing the probability associated with the chi-squared distribution.
-- The value supplied for the Probability argument must be > 0 and < 1.
De_freedom (required): The number of degrees of freedom.
-- The value supplied for this argument must be ≥ 1 and < 1010.


1. If deg_freedom is not an integer, it will be truncated;
2. The #VALUE! error occurs if one of the supplied arguments is non-numeric.
3. The #NUM! error occurs when either of the following conditions is met:
-- Probability < 0 or ≥ 1;
-- Deg_freedom < 1 or > 1010.

Return value

It returns a numeric value.


To calculate the inverse of the left-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution based on the following given probabilities and degrees of freedom, you can do as follows.

Select a cell, for example D6, enter the formula below and press the Enter key to get the first result. Select this result cell and then drag its AutoFill Handle down to get the rest of the results.


Note: Arguments in the formula above are supplied as cell references. You can directly type numbers as arguments in the formula. Here the formula in D6 can be changed to:


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