# PROB

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

Syntax

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

Examples

 Formula Result =PROB(A2:A5;B2:B5;C2) 0.2 =PROB(A2:A5;B2:B5;C3;D3) 0.55 =PROB(A2:A5;B2:B5;C4) 0.25

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Possible Errors

 Errors Meaning #N/A! The function could not find the value it was asked to look for. Commonly occurs in VLOOKUP and similar functions. #NAME! 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. #VALUE! 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. #REF! The given cell reference is incorrect or invalid. This error may occur when a cell/range has been deleted, moved or pasted over. #NUM! 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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