How to Use Excel COMBIN Function?

Excel is a powerful program for analyzing data and documentation. It is a spreadsheet program that contains numerous cells in it.

We can enter or insert the data within these cells and perform calculations using the built-in functions and formulas. The COMBIN Function in Excel is one of the built-in functions.

It is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry function. You can use this function to find the number of combinations for a given number of items. In this article, you will learn how to use Excel COMBIN Function in Office 365 with its syntax, description, and examples. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/microsoft-365/excel

Description of COMBIN Function

• It is one of the built-in functions in Excel.
• This function returns the number of combinations for a given number of items.
• COMBIN Function is used to calculate the total possible number of groups for a given number of items.
• You can use the following formula to calculate Combinations for a given number of items.

Syntax

• Here, you will see the syntax of the COMBIN function.
• To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
• Once you enter the formula, just click on the button to get the result.

=COMBIN(number, number_chosen)

Arguments Description

Number – It is the total number of items.

Number_chosen – The number of items in each combination.

Note:
1) If any argument is a non-numeric value and then this function returns #VALUE! Error.
2) If the input number is less than the number chosen, it returns #NUM! Error value.

Practical Examples

Here we come up with a set of examples to know how to apply the COMBIN function in the Excel worksheet.

• Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
• For example, we have shown you the input range B3:C6, and we will get the combinations of the given range.
• Then, we entered the above-mentioned formula in Cell E3 to get the result.
• To get the result, you have to click on the button. Then, you will need to drag down the first cell to fill the remaining range of cells.

Input that Causes Error

• If the input number is less than the number chosen, it returns #NUM! Error value.
• If any argument is a non-numeric value and then this function returns #VALUE! Error.