# CHISQ.DIST function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

## What is CHISQ.DIST function in Excel?

## Syntax of CHISQ.DIST function

CHISQ.DIST(x,deg_freedom,cumulative)

The CHISQ.DIST function syntax has the following arguments:

- X Required. The value at which you want to evaluate the distribution.
- Deg_freedom Required. The number of degrees of freedom.
- Cumulative Required. A logical value that determines the form of the function. If cumulative is TRUE, CHISQ.DIST returns the cumulative distribution function; if FALSE, it returns the probability density function.

## CHISQ.DIST formula explanation

- If any argument is nonnumeric, CHISQ.DIST returns the #VALUE! error value.
- If x is negative, CHISQ.DIST returns the #NUM! error value.
- If deg_freedom is not an integer, it is truncated.
- If deg_freedom < 1 or deg_freedom > 10^10, CHISQ.DIST returns the #NUM! error value.

## Example of CHISQ.DIST function

Steps to follow:

1. Open a new Excel worksheet.

2. Copy data in the following table below and paste it in cell A1

Note: For formulas to show results, select them, press F2 key on your keyboard and then press Enter.

You can adjust the column widths to see all the data, if need be.

Formula |
Description |
Result |

=CHISQ.DIST(0.5,1,TRUE) | The chi-squared distribution for 0.5, returned as the cumulative distribution function, using 1 degree of freedom. | 0.52049988 |

=CHISQ.DIST(2,3,FALSE) | The chi-squared distribution for 2, returned as the probability density function, using 3 degrees of freedom. | 0.20755375 |