Author: Oscar Cronquist Article last updated on October 08, 2018

The BINOM.INV  function calculates the minimum value for which the binomial distribution is equal to or greater than a given threshold value.

The BINOM.INV function was introduced in Excel 2010 and has replaced the outdated CRITBINOM function.

Formula in cell C7:

=BINOM.INV(C3,C4,C5)

Excel Function Syntax

BINOM.INV(trials,probability_s,alpha)

Arguments

trials Required. How many Bernoulli trials.
probability_s Required. The probability of success in each test.
Alpha Required. The threshold value.

Comments

The BINOM.INV function returns

  • #VALUE! error value if any argument is non-numeric.
  • #NUM! error value if:
    • trials < 0 (zero)
    • probability_s < 0 (zero)
    • alpha < 0 (zero)
    • alpha > 1