Returns the inverse of the one-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 to decide whether your original hypothesis is valid.
Probability is a probability associated with the chi-squared distribution.
Degrees_freedom is 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 degrees_freedom is not an integer, it is truncated.
- If degrees_freedom < 1 or degrees_freedom ³ 10^10, CHIINV returns the #NUM! error value.
CHIINV uses an iterative technique for calculating the function. Given a probability value, CHIINV iterates until the result is accurate to within ± 3x10^-7. If CHIINV does not converge after 100 iterations, the function returns the #N/A error value.
CHIINV(0.05,10) equals 18.30703