# QUARTILE.INC function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

# What is QUARTILE.INC function in Excel?

QUARTILE.INC function is one of Statistical functions in Microsoft Excel that returns the quartile of a data set, based on percentile values from 0..1, inclusive.

## Syntax of QUARTILE.INC function

QUARTILE.INC(array,quart)

The QUARTILE.INC function syntax has the following arguments:

**Array:**The array or cell range of numeric values for which you want the quartile value.**Quart:**Indicates which value to return.

## Parameters

If quart equals | QUARTILE.INC returns |

0 | Minimum value |

1 | First quartile (25th percentile) |

2 | Median value (50th percentile) |

3 | Third quartile (75th percentile) |

4 | Maximum value |

## Explanation of QUARTILE.INC function

- If array is empty, QUARTILE.INC returns the #NUM! error value.
- If quart is not an integer, it is truncated.
- If quart < 0 or if quart > 4, QUARTILE.INC returns the #NUM! error value.
- MIN, MEDIAN, and MAX return the same value as QUARTILE.INC when quart is equal to 0 (zero), 2, and 4, respectively.

## Example of QUARTILE.INC 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.

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Formula |
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Result |

=QUARTILE.INC(A2:A9,1) | First quartile (25th percentile) of the data above (3.5) | 3.5 |