PROB function - Zoho Sheet - Help Guide


Calculates the probability that a random value chosen falls between two given limits.




PROB(values; probabilities; [start]; [end])

values: A range or array of numbers. Eg., A2:A5

probabilities: A range or array of numbers of the same size as values, indicating the corresponding probabilities. The numbers in   probabilities must exactly sum to 1. Eg., B2:B5
start: The lower limit of the values whose probability you want. Eg., 5
end: The upper limit of the values whose probability you want. Eg., 10











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Possible Errors





  • The function could not find the value it was asked to look for. Commonly occurs in VLOOKUP and similar functions.


  • The function name is incorrect or invalid.

  • The given defined name (if any) is invalid.

  • There is a typo in the defined name used in the function.

  • Double quotes are missing for text values in the function.

  • Colon missing in a cell range reference.


  • The given argument's data type is incorrect or invalid.
    For example, the function =DATE(A1:A3) will return a #VALUE error when a text value is present in the range.


  • The given cell reference is incorrect or invalid. This error may occur when a cell/range has been deleted, moved or pasted over.


  • The value of probabilities is not between 0 and 1.

  • The values in the range probabilities does not sum to 1.


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