Definition of CHIINV

Returns the inverse of the right-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution. If probability = CHIDIST(x,...), then CHIINV(probability,...) = x. Use this function to compare observed results with expected ones in order to decide whether your original hypothesis is valid.

Sample Usage



The CHIINV function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Probability     Required. A probability associated with the chi-squared distribution.

  • Deg_freedom     Required. The number of degrees of freedom.


  • If either argument is nonnumeric, CHIINV returns the #VALUE! error value.

  • If probability < 0 or probability > 1, CHIINV returns the #NUM! error value.

  • If deg_freedom is not an integer, it is truncated.

  • If deg_freedom < 1, CHIINV returns the #NUM! error value.

Given a value for probability, CHIINV seeks that value x such that CHIDIST(x, deg_freedom) = probability. Thus, precision of CHIINV depends on precision of CHIDIST. CHIINV uses an iterative search technique. If the search has not converged after 100 iterations, the function returns the #N/A error value.

In order to use the CHIINV formula, start with your edited Excellentable:

Then type in the CHIINV formula in the area you would like to display the outcome:

By adding the values you would like to calculate the CHIINV formula for, Excellentable will generate the outcome:


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