Returns skewness of a specified beta distribution.

## Syntax

• Alpha,
• Beta

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#### Parameters

• Alpha is a parameter of the distribution $\alpha\;(>0)$.
• Beta is a parameter of the distribution $\beta\;(>0)$.

## Remarks

The skewness of the distribution is given as:

$\frac{2(\beta-\alpha)\sqrt{\alpha+\beta+1}}{(\alpha+\beta+2)\sqrt{\alpha\beta}}$

## Example

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Data Description
8 Value of parameter Alpha
2 Value of parameter Beta
Formula Description (Result)
=NTBETASKEW(A2,A3) Skewness of the distribution for the terms above