Excel PERCENTILE.EXC Function
The Excel PERCENTILE.EXC function returns the k-th percentile of the values in a given range. The k is from 1/(n+1) to n/(n+1), including, where n is the number of values in the range.
The PERCENTILE.EXC function returns a numeric value.
- PERCENTILE.EXC returns the #VALUE! error value if k is not numeric.
- PERCENTILE.EXC returns the #NUM! error value if:
- k < 1/(n+1) or k > n/(n+1);
- array is empty.
- If the requested quartile falls between two of the values in the array, PERCENTILE.EXC will interpolate and return an intermediate value.
To get the 90th, 70th, 50th percentiles of the array as shown below, please copy or enter the formula below in the top cell F5, and press Enter to get the first result:
√ Note: The dollar signs ($) above indicate absolute references, which means the array argument in the formula won't change when you move or copy the formula to other cells. However, there are no dollar signs added to k since you want it to be dynamic. After entering the formula, drag the fill handle down to apply the formula to the below cells.
PERCENTILE.EXC VS. PERCENTILE.INC
- PERCENTILE.EXC excludes percentages from 0 to 1/(n+1) and from n/(n+1) to 1 as k values, the n in which is the number of elements in array;
- PERCENTILE.INC includes the full range of 0 to 1 as valid k values.