# What does a p-value mean in the context of a chi-squared test?

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Dec 7, 2015

The **p-value** or probability is the area under the Chi-square distribution usually **to the right of the test statistic** (one-tailed) . But, it could sometimes be a **two-tailed** test.

#### Explanation:

If the p-value lies **completely within** the **critical area** (for example **very unusual** . If you were testing a hypothesis under these conditions, you would **reject the null** hypothesis.

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