Excel CHISQ.INV.RT() function


The CHISQ.INV.RT() function is used to get the inverse of the right-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution.

If probability = CHISQ.DIST.RT(x,...), then CHISQ.INV.RT(probability,...) = x. Use this function to compare observed results with expected ones in order to decide whether your original hypothesis is valid.

Version: Excel 2013




Name Description Data Type Required/
Probability A probability associated with the chi-squared distribution. number Required
Deg_freedom The number of degrees of freedom. number Required

Remarks :

  • If either argument is nonnumeric, CHISQ.INV.RT returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • If probability < 0 or probability > 1, CHISQ.INV.RT returns the #NUM! error value.
  • If deg_freedom is not an integer, it is truncated.
  • If deg_freedom < 1, CHISQ.INV.RT returns the #NUM! error value.

Given a value for probability, CHISQ.INV.RT seeks that value x such that CHISQ.DIST.RT(x, deg_freedom) = probability. Thus, precision of CHISQ.INV.RT depends on precision of CHISQ.DIST.RT. CHISQ.INV.RT uses an iterative search technique. If the search has not converged after 64 iterations, the function returns the #N/A error value.

Example : Excel CHISQ.INV.RT() function
The following worksheet shows the inverse of the one-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution.

Data Description
0.06 Probability associated with the chi-squared distribution
10 Degrees of freedom

chisq dot inv dot rt