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How to round numbers in Excel - ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN


and other functions
by Svetlana Cheusheva

Excel, Excel functions, Excel tips

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The tutorial explains the uses of ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN, FLOOR, CEILING, MROUND and
other Excel rounding functions and provides formula examples to round decimal numbers to integers or
to a certain number of decimal places, extract a fractional part, round to nearest 5, 10 or 100, and
more.
In some situations when you don't need an exact answer, rounding is a useful skill to use. In plain
English, to round a number is to eliminate the least signi cant digits, making it simpler but
keeping close to the original value. In other words, rounding lets you get an approximate number
with the desired level of accuracy.
In everyday life, rounding is commonly used to make numbers easier to estimate, communicate
or work with. For instance, you can use rounding to make long decimal numbers shorter to report
the results of complex calculations or round o currency values.
Many di erent ways of rounding exist, such as rounding to integer, rounding to a speci ed
increment, rounding to simple fractions, and so on. And Microsoft Excel provides a handful of
functions to handle di erent rounding types. Below, you will nd a quick overview of the major
round functions and well as formula examples that demonstrate how to use those functions on
the real-life data in your worksheets.
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If you want to round numbers in Excel solely for presentations purposes, you can change the cell's
format by performing the following steps:
1. Select the cell with the number(s) you want to round.
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2. Open the Format Cells dialog by pressing Ctrl + 1 or right click the cell(s) and choose Format
Cells... from the context menu.
3. In the Format Cells window, switch to either Number or Currency tab, and type the number of
decimal places you want to display in the Decimal paces box. A preview of the rounded
number will immediately show up under Sample.
4. Click the OK button to save the changes and close the Format Cells dialog.

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Important note! This method changes the display format without changing the actual value
stored in a cell. If you refer to that cell in any formulas, the original non-round value will be
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Excel functions to round numbers


Unlike formatting options that change only the display value, Excel round functions alter the
actual value in a cell.
Below you will nd a list of functions specially designed for performing di erent types of rounding
in Excel.
ROUND - round the number to the speci ed number of digits.
ROUNDUP - round the number upward to the speci ed number of digits.
ROUNDDOWN - round the number downward to the speci ed number of digits.
MROUND - rounds the number upward or downward to the speci ed multiple.
FLOOR - round the number down to the speci ed multiple.
CEILING - round the number up to the speci ed multiple.
INT - round the number down to the nearest integer.
TRUNC - truncate the number to a speci ed number of decimal places.
EVEN - round the number up to the nearest even integer.
ODD - round the number up to the nearest odd integer.

Excel ROUND function


ROUND is the major rounding function in Excel that rounds a numeric value to a speci ed number
of digits.
Syntax: ROUND(number, num_digits)
Number - any real number you want to round. This can be a number, reference to a cell
containing the number or a formula-driven value.
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Num_digits - the number of digits to round the number to. You can supply a positive or negative
value in this argument:
If num_digits is greater than 0, the number is rounded to the speci ed number of decimal
places.
For example =ROUND(15.55,1) rounds 15.55 to 15.6.
If num_digits is less than 0, all decimal places are removed and the number is rounded to the
left of the decimal point (to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, etc.).For example
=ROUND(15.55,1) rounds 15.55 to the nearest 10 and returns 20 as the result.
If num_digits equals 0, the number is rounded to the nearest integer (no decimal places).
For example =ROUND(15.55,0) rounds 5.55 to 16.
The Excel ROUND function follows the general math rules for rounding, where the number to the
right of the rounding digit determines whether the number is rounded upwards or downwards.
Rounding digit is the last signi cant digit retained once the number is rounded, and it gets
changed depending on whether the digit that follows it is greater or less than 5:
If the digit to the right of the rounding digit is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4, the rounding digit is not changed,
and the number is said to be rounded down.
If the rounding digit is followed by 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9, the rounding digit is increased by one, and the
number is rounded up.

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The following screenshot demonstrates a few ROUND formula examples:

Excel ROUNDUP function


The ROUNDUP function rounds the number upward (away from 0) to a speci ed number of digits.
Syntax: ROUNDUP(number, num_digits)
Number - the number to be rounded up.
Num_digits - the number of digits you want to round the number to. You can supply both positive
and negative numbers in this argument, and it works like num_digits of the ROUND function
discussed above, except that a number is always rounded upward.

Excel ROUNDDOWN function

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Excel ROUNDDOWN function


The ROUNDDOWN function in Excel does the opposite of what ROUNDUP does, i.e. rounds a
number down, toward zero.
Syntax: ROUNDDOWN(number, num_digits)
Number - the number to be rounded down.
Num_digits - the number of digits you want to round the number to. It works like the num_digits
argument of the ROUND function, except that a number is always rounded downward.
The following screenshot demonstrates the ROUNDDOWN function in action.

Excel MROUND function


The MROUND function in Excel rounds a given number up or down to the speci ed multiple.
Syntax: MROUND(number, multiple)

Number - the value you want to round.


Multiple - the multiple to which you want to round the number.
For example, the formula =MROUND(7, 2) rounds 7 to the nearest multiple of 2 and returns 8 as
the result.

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Whether the last remaining digit is rounded up (away from 0) or down (towards 0) depends on the
remainder from dividing the number argument by the multiple argument:
If the remainder is equal to or greater than half the value of the multiple argument, Excel
MROUND rounds the last digit up.
If the remainder is less than half the value of the multiple argument, the last digit is rounded
down.
The MROUND function comes in handy, say, for rounding prices to the nearest nickel (5 cents) or a
dime (10 cents) to avoid dealing with pennies as change.

And, it is really indispensable when it comes to rounding times to a desired interval. For example,
to round time to the nearest 5 or 10 minutes, just supply "0:05" or "0:10" for the multiple, like this:
=MROUND(A2,"0:05") or =MROUND(A2,"0:10")

Note. The MROUND function returns the #NUM! error when its arguments have di erent
signs. For example, both of the formulas =MROUND(3, -2) and =MROUND(-5, 2) result in the
NUM error.

Excel FLOOR function

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Excel FLOOR function


The FLOOR function in Excel is used to round a given number down, to the nearest multiple of a
speci ed signi cance.
Syntax: FLOOR(number, signi cance)
Number - the number you want to round.
Signi cance - the multiple to which you wish to round the number.
For example, =FLOOR(2.5,2) rounds 2.5 down to the nearest multiple of 2, which is 2.
The Excel FLOOR function performs rounding based on the following rules:
If the number and signi cance arguments are positive, the number is rounded down, toward
zero, as in rows 2 and 10 in the screenshot below.
If number is positive and signi cance is negative, the FLOOR function returns the #NUM error,
as in row 4.
If number is negative and signi cance is positive, the value is rounded down, away from zero, as
in row 6.
If number and signi cance are negative, the number is rounded up, toward zero, as in row 8.
If number is an exact multiple of the signi cance argument, no rounding takes place.

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Note. In Excel 2003 & 2007, the number and signi cance arguments must have the same sign,
either positive or negative, otherwise an error is returned. In newer Excel versions, the FLOOR
function has been improved, so in Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016 it can handle a negative number
and positive signi cance.

Excel CEILING function


The CEILING function in Excel rounds a given number up, to the nearest multiple of signi cance. It
has the same syntax as the FLOOR function.
Syntax: CEILING(number, signi cance)
Number - the number you want to round.
Signi cance - the multiple to which you want to round the number.

For instance, the formula =CEILING(2.5,2) rounds 2.5 up to the nearest multiple of 2, which is

4.
The Excel CEILING function works based on the rounding rules similar to FLOOR's, except that it
generally rounds up, away from 0.

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If both the number and signi cance arguments are positive, the number is rounded up, as in
rows 2 and 10 in the screenshot below.
If number is positive and signi cance is negative, the CEILING function returns the #NUM error,
as in row 4.
If number is negative and signi cance is positive, the value is rounded up, towards zero, as in
row 6.
If number and signi cance are negative, the value is rounded down, as in row 8.

Excel INT function


The INT function rounds a number down to the nearest integer.
Of all Excel round functions, INT is probably the easiest one to use, because it requires only one
argument.

Syntax: INT(number)
Number - the number you want to round down to the nearest integer.
Positive numbers are rounded toward 0 while negative numbers are rounded away from 0. For
example, =INT(1.5) returns 1 and =INT(1.5) returns -2.

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Excel TRUNC function


The TRUNC function truncates a given numeric value to a speci ed number of decimal places.
Syntax: TRUNC(number, [num_digits])
Number - any real number that you want to truncate.
Num_digits - an optional argument that de nes the precision of the truncation, i.e. the number
of decimal places to truncate the number to. If omitted, the number is truncated to an integer
(zero decimal places).
The Excel TRUNC function adheres to the following rounding rules:
If num_digits is positive, the number is truncated to the speci ed number of digits to the right
of the decimal point.
If num_digits is negative, the number is truncated to the speci ed number of digits to the left of
the decimal point.

If num_digits is 0 or omitted, it rounds the number to an integer. In this case, the TRUNC
function works similarly to INT in that both return integers. However, TRUNC simply removes
the factional part, while INT rounds a number down to the nearest integer.For example,
=TRUNC(2.4) returns -2, while =INT(2.4) returns -3 because it's the lower integer. For more

info, please see Rounding to integer example.

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The following screenshot demonstrates the TRUNC function in action:

Excel ODD and EVEN functions


These are two more functions provided by Excel for rounding a speci ed number to an integer.
ODD(number) rounds up to the nearest odd integer.
EVEN(number) rounds up to the nearest even integer.
In both functions, number is any real number that you want to round.
If number is non-numeric, the functions return the #VALUE! error.
If number is negative, it is rounded away from zero.
The ODD and EVEN functions may prove useful when you are processing items that come in pairs.
For example:
=ODD(2.4) returns 3

=ODD(2.4) returns -3
=EVEN(2.4) returns 4

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=EVEN(2.4) returns -4

Using rounding formulas in Excel


As you see, there exist a variety of functions to round o numbers in Excel depending on the
particular purpose. The following examples will hopefully give you some clues on how to use Excel
rounding formulas based on your criteria.

How to round decimals in Excel to a certain number of places


Depending on the situation, you may want to round decimals up, down or based on math
rounding rules:
ROUNDUP function - always rounds the decimal upward.
ROUNDDOWN function - always rounds the decimal downward.
ROUND - rounds up if the rounding digit is followed by the digit equal to or greater than 5,
otherwise rounds down.

As an example, lets round the decimal numbers in column A to 2 decimal places. In the rst
argument (number), you enter a reference to the cell containing the number, and in the second
argument (num_digits) you specify the number of decimal places you want to keep.
=ROUNDUP(A2,2) - rounds the number in A2 upward, to two decimal places.

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=ROUNDDOWN(A2,2) - rounds the number in A2 downward, to two decimal places.


=ROUND(A2,2) - rounds the number in A2 to 2 decimal places, upward or downward, depending
on whether the 3rd decimal digit is greater or less than 5.

Rounding negative numbers (ROUND, ROUNDDOWN,


ROUNDUP)
When it comes to rounding a negative number, the results returned by the Excel round functions,
may seem to out logic :)
When the ROUNDUP function applies to negative numbers, they are said to be rounded up, even
though they actually decrease in value. For example, the result of =ROUNDUP(0.5,0) is -1, as in
row 7 in the screenshot below.
The ROUNDDOWN function is known to round numbers downward, though negative numbers
may increase in value. For example, the formula =ROUNDDOWN(0.5,0) returns 0, as in row 8 in
the screenshot below.

In fact, the rounding logic with regard to negative numbers is very simple. Whenever you use the
ROUND, ROUNDDOWN or ROUNDUP function in Excel on a negative number, that number is rst
converted to its absolute value (without the minus sign), then the rounding operation occurs, and

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then the negative sign is re-applied to the result.

How to extract a decimal part of a number


If you want to extract a fractional part of a decimal number, you can use the TRUNC function to
truncate the decimal places and then subtract that integer from the original decimal number.
=A2TRUNC(A2,0)
As demonstrated in the screenshot below, the formula in column B works perfectly both for
positive and negative numbers. However, if you'd rather get an absolute value (decimal part
without the minus sign), then wrap the formula in the ABS function:
=ABS(A2TRUNC(A2,0))

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How to round a decimal to an integer in Excel


As is the case with rounding to a certain number of decimal places, there is a handful of functions
for rounding a fractional number to an integer.

ROUNDUP
To round up to nearest integer, use an Excel ROUNDUP formula with num_digits set to 0. For
example =ROUNDUP(5.5,0) rounds decimal 5.5 to 6.

INT or ROUNDDOW
To round down to nearest whole number, use either INT or ROUNDDOW with num_digits set to 0.
For example both of the following formulas round 5.5 to 5:
=ROUNDOWN(5.5,0)
=INT(5.5)

For negative decimals, however, the INT and ROUNDDOWN functions yield di erent results - INT
rounds negative decimals away from 0, while ROUNDDOWN toward 0:

=ROUNDOWN(5.5,0) returns -5.


=INT(5.5) returns -6.

TRUNC

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TRUNC
To remove the factional part without changing the integer part, use the TRUNC formula with the
second argument (num_digits) omitted or set to 0. For example, =TRUNC(5.5) truncates the
decimal part (.5) and returns the integer part (5).

ODD or EVEN
To round a decimal up to the nearest odd integer, use the ODD function:
=ODD(5.5) returns 7.
To round a decimal up to the nearest even integer, use the EVEN function:
=EVEN(5.5) returns 6.

Round to nearest 0.5


Microsoft Excel provides 3 functions that let you round numbers to nearest half, more precisely to
the nearest multiple of 0.5. Which one to use depends on your rounding criteria.

To round a number down to nearest 0.5, use the FLOOR function, for example =FLOOR(A2,

0.5).
To round a number up to nearest 0.5, use the CEILING function, for example =CEILING(A2,
0.5).

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To round a number up or down to nearest 0.5, use the MROUND function, e.g. =MROUND(A2,
0.5). Whether MROUND rounds the number up or down depends on the remainder from
dividing the number by multiple. If the remainder is equal to or greater than half the value of
multiple, the number is rounded upward, otherwise downward.

As you see, the MROUND function can be used for rounding positive values only, when applied to
negative numbers, it returns the #NUM error.

Round to nearest 5 / 10 / 100 / 1000


Rounding to nearest ve, ten, hundred or thousand is done in the same manner as rounding to
0.5 discussed in the previous example.

Round to nearest 5
Supposing that the number you want to round to closest 5 resides in cell A2, you can use on of the
following formulas:

To round a number down to nearest 5:


=FLOOR(A2,5)

To round a number up to nearest 5:


=CEILING(A2,5)
To round a number up or down to nearest 5:
=MROUND(A2,5)

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Round to nearest 10
To round your numbers to nearest ten, supply 10 in the second argument of the rounding
functions:
To round a number down to nearest 10:
=FLOOR(A2,10)
To round a number up to nearest 10:
=CEILING(A2,10)
To round a number up or down to nearest 10:
=MROUND(A2,10)

Round to nearest 100


Rounding to a hundred is done in the same way, except that you enter 100 in the second
argument:
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To round a number down to nearest 100:


=FLOOR(A2,100)
To round a number up to nearest 100:
=CEILING(A2,100)
To round a number up or down to nearest 100
=MROUND(A2,100)

Round to nearest 1000


To round a value in cell A2 to the nearest thousand, use of the following formulas:
To round a number down to nearest 1000:
=FLOOR(A2,1000)
To round a number up to nearest 1000:
=CEILING(A2,1000)
To round a number up or down to nearest 1000
=MROUND(A2,1000)

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The same techniques can be used for rounding numbers to other multiples. For example, you can
round the prices to the nearest nickel (multiple of 0.05), lengths to the nearest inch (multiple of
1/12), or minutes to the nearest second (multiple of 1/60). Speaking of time, and do you know how
to convert it to nearest hour or closest 5 or 10 minutes? If you don't, you will nd the answers in
the next section :)

Rounding time in Excel


There may be many situations when you need to round time values. And again, you can use
di erent rounding functions depending on your purpose.

Example 1. How to round time to nearest hour in Excel


With times located in column A, you can use one of the following functions to round time to
nearest hour:
To round time to closest hour (up or down) - MROUND or ROUND.
=MROUND(A1,"1:00")

=MROUND(A1,TIME(1,0,0))

=ROUND(A1*24,0)/24
To round up time to nearest hour - ROUNDUP or CEILING.
=CEILING(A1,"1:00")
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=CEILING(A1,TIME(1,0,0))
=ROUNDUP(A1*24,0)/24
To round down time to nearest hour - ROUNDDOWN or FLOOR.
=FLOOR(A1,"1:00")
=FLOOR(A1,TIME(1,0,0))
=ROUNDDOWN(A1*24,0)/24
In the ROUND, ROUNDUP and ROUNDDOWN formulas, you multiply the time value by 24
(number of hours in a day) to convert a serial number representing the time to hours. Then you
use one of the rounding functions to round the decimal value to an integer, and then divide it by
24 to change the returned value back to the time format.

If your timestamps include date values, then use the INT or TRUNC function to extract dates (in
the internal Excel system, dates and times are stored as serial numbers, the integer part
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representing a date and fractional part representing time). And then, use the formulas described
above but subtract the date value. For example:
=MROUND(A1,"1:00")INT(A1)
=MROUND(A1,"1:00")TRUNC(A1)
The following screenshot demonstrates other formulas:

Note. For the results to display correctly, remember to apply the Time format to your cells.

Example 2. Rounding time to nearest 5, 10, 15, etc. minutes

In case you want to round times in your Excel sheet to ve or ten minutes, or to the closest
quarter-hour, you can use the same rounding techniques as demonstrated above, but replace "1
hour" with the desired number of minutes in the formulas.
For example, to round the time in A1 to the closest 10 minutes, use one of the following functions:
To round time to closest 10 minutes (up or down):=MROUND(A1,"0:10")

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=MROUND(A1,TIME(0,10,0))
To round up time to nearest 10 min:=CEILING(A1,"0:10")
=CEILING(A1,TIME(0,10,0))
To round down time to nearest 10 min:=FLOOR(A1,"0:10")
=FLOOR(A1,TIME(0,10,0))

If you know (or can calculate) what portion of a day is constituted by a certain number of minutes,
then you won't have problems using the ROUND, ROUNDUP and ROUNDOWN functions as well.
For example, knowing that 15 minutes, is 1/96th of a day, you can use one of the following
formulas to round the time in A1 to the nearest quarter-hour.
To round time to closest 15 minutes (up or down):=ROUND(A1*96,0)/96
To round up time to nearest 15 min:=ROUNDUP(A1*96,0)/96
To round down time to nearest 15 min:=ROUNDDOWN(A1*96,0)/96

This is how you perform rounding in Excel. Hopefully, now you know how, among all those round
functions, chose the one best suited for your needs.

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ckandana says:
August 31, 2015 at 5:39 pm
I want to make grade of a exam result sheet. Grades will be if marks between 50 and 54, "C",
Marks bet. 54 and 60, "B", bet. 60 and 100, "A". Please show How do I have to write the
formula?
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Svetlana Cheusheva says:
September 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm
Hello Ckandana,
You can use a nested IF formula like in the following example:
Using multiple IF functions in Excel
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Keith Leonard says:


October 2, 2015 at 10:23 am
=ROUND(SUM(B5*(113/113)+64.5-71),0)
If anyone can help me with the above formula.
With the above the positive numbers are moved away from zero to the next whole number
and negative numbers are also moved away from zero to the next whole number.
Examples (Positive) :
1.6=2
1.5=2
1.4=1
Examples (Negative)
-1.6=-2
-1.5=-2
-1.4=-1

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The positive numbers are ne the x I am looking for is when the negative numbers nish in
-0.5 they get moved away from zero to the next whole number but I need them to go towards
zero as shown in the examples below.
Examples (Negative)
-0.5=0
-1.5=-1
-2.5=-2
So the function I am looking for is to move positive numbers away from zero, and negative
numbers towards zero when they nish either 0.5 or -0.5 to the next whole number
Hope you can help
Regards Keith
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Fedor Shihantsov (Ablebits.com Team) says:
January 18, 2016 at 11:38 am
Hello Keith,
Please try this formula: =TRUNC(L5, 0)+IF(L5-TRUNC(L5) >= 0.5, 1, 0)
You should get the following result:
1.6 2
1.5 2
1.4 1
-0.5 0
-1.5 -1
-2.5 -2
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Kuldeep Singh says:


January 15, 2016 at 9:13 am
hi,
Anybody can tells me. how i can count such below within a one Drag.

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1 to 5 = count as 5
6 to 10 = count as 10
11 to 20 = count as 20
Thanks
Kuldeep Singh
Mob:- 9540790777
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Fedor Shihantsov (Ablebits.com Team) says:
January 18, 2016 at 11:51 am
Hello Kuldeep,
Please try this formula:
=IF(AND(1 <=C18,C18<=5), 5,0)+IF(AND(6 <=C18,C18<=10), 10,0)+IF(AND(11 <=C18,C18<=20),
20,0)
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Jenny says:
March 1, 2016 at 11:53 am
Hi, Fedor, Can you help with my formula, which I think is similar to the problem above. I
need to round my pricing so that the numbers end in either a 5 or a 9. The prices are
whole numbers without decimals e.g $893.
The rules are as follows

Number ending:
1 - round down to 9
2 - round up to 5
3 - round up to 5
4 - round up to 5
5 - no change
6 - round down to 5
7 - round up to 9
8 - round up to 9

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9 - no change
0 - round down to 9
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Jason Schmidt says:


February 4, 2016 at 2:39 am
Hello,
I am trying to sum multiple decimals. If sum equals .05 or higher, I need to round up to the
nearest whole number. Here is an example:
0.47
0.19
0.39
------1.05
I need to round up to 2.
If sum equals 2.07 round up to 3 etc..
Thanks for your time!
Jason
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Jason Schmidt says:


February 4, 2016 at 2:41 am
Hello,

I am trying to sum multiple decimals. If sum equals .05 or higher, I need to round up to the
nearest whole number. Here is an example:

0.47
0.19
0.39

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------1.05
I need to round up to 2.00
If sum equals 2.07 round up to 3.00 etc..
Thanks for your time!
Jason
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Monica says:
February 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm
Is there any way to set a rule in terms of when to round?
For instance, at my job when we're billing by hand, we round anything 0.456 or above to 1
and anything 0.455 or below to 0. In Excel, however, I've tried several di erent ways to round
according to the rules of my job with no luck. 0.456, even 0.5 most of the time, gets rounded
down to 0. We create these number charts and most numbers round correctly but some
numbers do fall victim to this discrepancy and I need to make sure we don't have errors
because of this issue. What do you suggest?
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saleem says:
February 14, 2016 at 6:43 am
can any one solve this issue
any numeric number convert in to number like

<3 = 0
3=3
4=3
5=3
6=6
7=6
8=6

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9=9
10=9
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Jenny says:
March 1, 2016 at 11:50 am
Hi, please can someone help. I need to round my pricing so that the numbers end in either a
5 or a 9. The prices are whole numbers without decimals e.g $893.
The rules are as follows
Number ending:
1 - round down to 9
2 - round up to 5
3 - round up to 5
4 - round up to 5
5 - no change
6 - round down to 5
7 - round up to 9
8 - round up to 9
9 - no change
0 - round down to 9
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Zee says:
March 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm
Good day. How can i round up number such as:
0.00 to 0.00
0.01 to 0.00
0.02 to 0.00
0.03 to 0.00
0.04 to 0.05
0.05 to 0.05
0.06 to 0.05

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0.07 to 0.10
0.08 to 0.10
0.09 to 0.10
0.10 to 0.10
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RAHUL says:
June 10, 2016 at 7:15 am
=(G54-F54)/(K54/L54)*2 PLS ROUND UP THIS FORRMULATION
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RAHUL says:
June 10, 2016 at 7:16 am
=(G54-F54)/(K54/L54)*2 = 11013.1765 round
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Vivien Anderson says:


July 2, 2016 at 7:02 am
Hi
Firstly great article very useful info on rounding.
Now to my query is there a formula that will convert negative gures into positive gures
with out a ecting the value.

The reason for this is I'm a bookkeeper and when i am downloading reports to excel to match
to data downloaded from a CV le from bank. The debit side will sometimes show in a
negative dependant on program its downloaded from, its makes it a nuisance when it in a
negative as I have to add the gures together as one report will have positive gures and
other report will have negative gure. When I would rather just do the usual (this-this=this),
the outcome its to have the amount it equals to is 0. Then we know our reports match, & if it
doesn't it then helps us nd the out of balance amount.

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If we add further information to get a percentage or divided value, if the amount is in


negative it gives an incorrect gure. Going through every gure and removing the - from the
each amount takes up a lot of time, especially when the report is very long. This is time
wasted when i could be making use of my time more e ciently.
Im hoping yo will say yep here is an easy x and not say no sorry no solution. My ngers are
crossed
Regards Vivien Anderson
C/- VLA Bookkeeping Services
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Dipak says:
July 5, 2016 at 12:44 pm
Very helpful it was required while working and nally I got the solution and the result...
Thank you...
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shubham says:
July 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm
if i have a function that if c1=8 and c1 cells contains value 2x1.8 then how i will solve this that
it gives value 3.6 automatically not the value same 2x1.8 in the cell where i put this formula
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shubham says:
July 12, 2016 at 2:18 pm

if i have a function that if c1=8 and c1 cells contains value 8 and then i create this that if the
value is true then i will forward that if it is true then it take the value of cell d1 which value is
2x1.8 then how i will solve this that it gives value 3.6 automatically not the value same 2x1.8
in the cell where i put this formula
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Richard says:
July 29, 2016 at 5:37 am
Hey - I wondered if you might help. I'm trying to work on membership rates and wanting to
round down to $1,500 if the formula we use surpasses that mark. Any ideas people? Many
thanks in advance.
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Svetlana Cheusheva says:
July 29, 2016 at 8:40 am
Hi Richard,
You can embed your formula into the IF function, like this:
=IF(formula()>1500, 1500, formula())
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Bugs says:
August 4, 2016 at 7:04 am
Can you explain why this happens?
=ceiling(0.01,0.01) = .01
=ceiling(16.00-15.99,0.01) = .01
=ceiling(16.01-16.00,0.01) = .02
=roundup(0.01,2) = .01
=roundup(16.00-15.99,2) = .01
=roundup(16.01-16.00,2) = .02
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masooda says:
August 9, 2016 at 4:05 am
Hi, I want round o this time,1:16 to the nearest 5 minutes,anybody can help me
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Svetlana Cheusheva says:


August 9, 2016 at 8:56 am
Hi Masooda,
To round time to the nearest 5 minutes, you can use the MROUND function with multiple
equal to "0:05", e.g.:
=MROUND(A1,"0:05")
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KANDAN says:
August 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm
maam, how to round o even a minute to the next(higher hour) ex.01:05 to 02:00 hrs please
help
0
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Svetlana Cheusheva says:
August 22, 2016 at 2:03 pm
Hi Kandan,
You can use any of the following formulas:
=CEILING(A1, TIME(1,0,0))
=CEILING(A1, "1:00")
=ROUNDUP(A1*24,0)/24
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Julie says:
August 23, 2016 at 11:37 pm
Is there any way to round a column of currency to an even number (reducing a dollar amount
by $.01)
$887.65 to $887.64 leaving the even numbers as is.

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I can easily round up. I'm not nding a way to round down.
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Svetlana Cheusheva says:
August 24, 2016 at 9:39 am
Hi Julie,
To round down to the even hundredth, you can use the FLOOR function with multiple 0.02,
e.g.:
=FLOOR(A1, 0.02)
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Sarah says:
August 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm
Is there a way to force excel to round the following decimal down, instead of up? $2.225. I
want it to round any number where the third decimal place is a "5" (and only a 5, not any
other number) down, instead of up.
For instance: $2.225 to $2.22
$2.226 auto rounds to $2.23, this is ne
$2.224 auto rounds to $2.22, this is ne
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Helga says:
August 26, 2016 at 10:47 am
can I round up years? for example 1 years, 3 months, 4 days, rounded up to 2 years.

Could you give me the formulation? thanks.

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Bugs says:
September 3, 2016 at 1:16 am

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Can you explain why this happens?


For the same input of 0.01, the spreadsheet should not be giving .02, .02 is incorrect. But
why? Thanks.
=ceiling(0.01,0.01) = .01
=ceiling(16.00-15.99,0.01) = .01
=ceiling(16.01-16.00,0.01) = .02
=roundup(0.01,2) = .01
=roundup(16.00-15.99,2) = .01
=roundup(16.01-16.00,2) = .02
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Buru says:
September 30, 2016 at 3:16 am
I am having a problem using ceiling function.
Now my Problem is : I want to ceil few values upto 0.5 and then rest upto 0.25 in the SAME
CELL !! like if i want to ceil values between 2 and 3 upto 0.5 i.e if i write 2.3 it gives me 2.5 or if
i write 2.74 it gives me 3. But in the same cell if i write values between 0.5 to 2, it should ceil
me upto 0.25 i.e. if i write 1.2 it should give me 1.25 or if i write 1.67 it should give me 1.75.
Hoping for a reply. Thanks for the concern.
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chetan chouhan says:


October 8, 2016 at 7:32 am
How to convert upper than 15 digit value in excel
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