# ERFC.PRECISE

The `ERFC.PRECISE` function is used to calculate the complementary Gauss error function of a given value. This function is most commonly used in statistical analysis to calculate probabilities of certain events occurring.

## Usage

Use the `ERFC.PRECISE` formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:

Parameters:
1. z (required):
The numeric value for which to calculate the complementary Gauss error function. Must be between -27.225 and 27.225.

## Examples

Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the `ERFC.PRECISE` formula in Google Sheets.

### Calculate probability of events

By using the `ERFC.PRECISE` function, you can calculate the probability of certain events occurring in statistical analysis.

### Measure signal-to-noise ratio

The `ERFC.PRECISE` function can be used to calculate the signal-to-noise ratio in communication systems.

### Calculate black hole event horizon

In astrophysics, the `ERFC.PRECISE` function is used to calculate the event horizon of a black hole.

## Common Mistakes

`ERFC.PRECISE` not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the `ERFC.PRECISE` Google Sheets Formula:

### Misspelling

Ensure that the formula name is spelled correctly and that there are no typos.

### Incorrect Argument

Ensure that the formula has the correct number and type of arguments, as the ERFC.PRECISE formula only takes one argument.

### Invalid Input

Ensure that the input value is a number and within the acceptable range of values for the ERFC.PRECISE formula.

### Incorrect Formatting

Ensure that the cell formatting is set to the correct number format if the result is not displaying correctly.

### Misunderstanding Function

Ensure that you have a clear understanding of what the ERFC.PRECISE formula does and how it should be used in your specific context.

The following functions are similar to `ERFC.PRECISE` or are often used with it in a formula:

• `ERF`

The `ERF` function calculates the error function of a given value. The error function returns the probability of a normal variable with a mean of zero and a standard deviation of one falling between two values. This function is commonly used in statistics and engineering applications.

• `NORM.S.DIST`

The NORM.S.DIST function returns the standard normal cumulative distribution function. It calculates the probability that a random variable with a standard normal distribution is less than or equal to x. This function is commonly used in statistical analysis and hypothesis testing.

• `NORM.S.INV`

The `NORM.S.INV` function is a statistical function in Google Sheets that returns the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution function for a specified value. In other words, it returns the z-score that corresponds to a given probability. This function is commonly used in hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and other statistical analyses.

You can learn more about the `ERFC.PRECISE` Google Sheets function on Google Support.