Weighted Probabilities with random numbers

senx7810

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Hi guys, this has been killing me but does anyone know how to incorporate weighted probabilities with random numbers? For example:

I need to have a random number between 1-9 and have these probabilities:
 1 5% 2 10% 3 0% 4 20% 5 30% 6 10% 7 10% 8 10% 9 5%

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Any help would be much appreciated!

I just need a formula please and thank you.

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shg

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Welcome to the board.

=match(rand(), {0;5;15;15;35;65;75;85;95}%)

senx7810

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Thank you so much!

You're welcome.

kcmuppet

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Welcome to the board.

=match(rand(), {0;5;15;15;35;65;75;85;95}%)
Hi shg - how does this work?

Not being a mathematician, I can't see immediately the relationship between the percentages senx7810 wanted and the number you put in the curly brackets.

Thanks

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