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# table of critical values of t distributions

Below is a table of the *two-tailed* critical values $c$ of the t
distribution corresponding to various degrees $d$ of freedom (first
column) and p-values $p$ (first row in red).

$d$ | 0.2 | 0.1 | 0.05 | 0.02 | 0.01 | 0.005 | 0.002 | 0.001 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

1 | 3.078 | 6.314 | 12.706 | 31.821 | 63.657 | 127.321 | 318.309 | 636.619 |

2 | 1.886 | 2.920 | 4.303 | 6.965 | 9.925 | 14.089 | 22.327 | 31.599 |

3 | 1.638 | 2.353 | 3.182 | 4.541 | 5.841 | 7.453 | 10.215 | 12.924 |

4 | 1.533 | 2.132 | 2.776 | 3.747 | 4.604 | 5.598 | 7.173 | 8.610 |

5 | 1.476 | 2.015 | 2.571 | 3.365 | 4.032 | 4.773 | 5.893 | 6.869 |

6 | 1.440 | 1.943 | 2.447 | 3.143 | 3.707 | 4.317 | 5.208 | 5.959 |

7 | 1.415 | 1.895 | 2.365 | 2.998 | 3.499 | 4.029 | 4.785 | 5.408 |

8 | 1.397 | 1.860 | 2.306 | 2.896 | 3.355 | 3.833 | 4.501 | 5.041 |

9 | 1.383 | 1.833 | 2.262 | 2.821 | 3.250 | 3.690 | 4.297 | 4.781 |

10 | 1.372 | 1.812 | 2.228 | 2.764 | 3.169 | 3.581 | 4.144 | 4.587 |

11 | 1.363 | 1.796 | 2.201 | 2.718 | 3.106 | 3.497 | 4.025 | 4.437 |

12 | 1.356 | 1.782 | 2.179 | 2.681 | 3.055 | 3.428 | 3.930 | 4.318 |

13 | 1.350 | 1.771 | 2.160 | 2.650 | 3.012 | 3.372 | 3.852 | 4.221 |

14 | 1.345 | 1.761 | 2.145 | 2.624 | 2.977 | 3.326 | 3.787 | 4.140 |

15 | 1.341 | 1.753 | 2.131 | 2.602 | 2.947 | 3.286 | 3.733 | 4.073 |

16 | 1.337 | 1.746 | 2.120 | 2.583 | 2.921 | 3.252 | 3.686 | 4.015 |

17 | 1.333 | 1.740 | 2.110 | 2.567 | 2.898 | 3.222 | 3.646 | 3.965 |

18 | 1.330 | 1.734 | 2.101 | 2.552 | 2.878 | 3.197 | 3.610 | 3.922 |

19 | 1.328 | 1.729 | 2.093 | 2.539 | 2.861 | 3.174 | 3.579 | 3.883 |

20 | 1.325 | 1.725 | 2.086 | 2.528 | 2.845 | 3.153 | 3.552 | 3.850 |

21 | 1.323 | 1.721 | 2.080 | 2.518 | 2.831 | 3.135 | 3.527 | 3.819 |

22 | 1.321 | 1.717 | 2.074 | 2.508 | 2.819 | 3.119 | 3.505 | 3.792 |

23 | 1.319 | 1.714 | 2.069 | 2.500 | 2.807 | 3.104 | 3.485 | 3.768 |

24 | 1.318 | 1.711 | 2.064 | 2.492 | 2.797 | 3.091 | 3.467 | 3.745 |

25 | 1.316 | 1.708 | 2.060 | 2.485 | 2.787 | 3.078 | 3.450 | 3.725 |

26 | 1.315 | 1.706 | 2.056 | 2.479 | 2.779 | 3.067 | 3.435 | 3.707 |

27 | 1.314 | 1.703 | 2.052 | 2.473 | 2.771 | 3.057 | 3.421 | 3.690 |

28 | 1.313 | 1.701 | 2.048 | 2.467 | 2.763 | 3.047 | 3.408 | 3.674 |

29 | 1.311 | 1.699 | 2.045 | 2.462 | 2.756 | 3.038 | 3.396 | 3.659 |

30 | 1.310 | 1.697 | 2.042 | 2.457 | 2.750 | 3.030 | 3.385 | 3.646 |

40 | 1.303 | 1.684 | 2.021 | 2.423 | 2.704 | 2.971 | 3.307 | 3.551 |

50 | 1.299 | 1.676 | 2.009 | 2.403 | 2.678 | 2.937 | 3.261 | 3.496 |

60 | 1.296 | 1.671 | 2.000 | 2.390 | 2.660 | 2.915 | 3.232 | 3.460 |

70 | 1.294 | 1.667 | 1.994 | 2.381 | 2.648 | 2.899 | 3.211 | 3.435 |

80 | 1.292 | 1.664 | 1.990 | 2.374 | 2.639 | 2.887 | 3.195 | 3.416 |

90 | 1.291 | 1.662 | 1.987 | 2.368 | 2.632 | 2.878 | 3.183 | 3.402 |

100 | 1.290 | 1.660 | 1.984 | 2.364 | 2.626 | 2.871 | 3.174 | 3.390 |

These values can be related by the equation:

$p=P(\mid\!X\!\mid\ \geq c)\qquad\mbox{where }X\sim t(d).$ |

Graphically, this looks like

where the curve is the probability density function of the t
distribution and $p$ is the darkened area. It is evident from the
graph where the name *two-tailed* comes from.

The *one-tailed* critical value for the t distribution
(with degrees of freedom $=d$) is defined to be the value $c$ such that

$p=P(X\geq c)\qquad\mbox{where }X\sim t(d),$ |

for any given p-value $p$. One can use the same table to find the one-tailed critical value $c$ using the following two rules:

1. if the p-value $p\leq 0.5$ then $c$ is the same as the critical value for the two-tailed case with p-value $2p$.

2. if $p>0.5$ then $c$ corresponds to the negative of the one-tailed critical value with p-value $1-p$, which then, is the same as the negative of the critical value for the two-tailed case with p-value $2(1-p)$.

## Mathematics Subject Classification

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