We can use a variety of formulas to round numbers in Excel depending on the situation. We have ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN, MROUND, INT, TRUNC, CEILING, FLOOR, FIXED, EVEN, ODD and a few more. Here, we will learn how to Round up numbers in Excel.
Before we start, we must know about the Roundup function.
What is Round UP Function?
Function that rounds a number up, away from 0 (zero). The ROUNDUP function is a built-in function in Excel that rounds numbers up to a given number of decimal places. It can be used as a worksheet function in Excel. As a worksheet function, the ROUNDUP function can be entered as part of a formula in a cell of a worksheet.
Why Use Round Up?
To Round a number up to a given number of digits.
=ROUNDUP (number, num_digits)
number – The number to round up.
num_digits – The number of digits to which number should be rounded up.
Return value: A rounded number.
Now let’s learn how to use Roundup function in Excel in the following steps:
Step 1: Open an excel sheet and type any random value, like 145.1234567 in a cell.
Step 2: In cell C1 type a heading of this column Round Up Values. We will use our Round up formulas under this column.
Step 3: Type a Round Up formula in cell C2 as given below:
Step 4: Now press ENTER. Cell C2 will show the round up the value of 145.1234567 as 146.
Here the formula =ROUNDUP(A1,0) Rounds 145.1234567 (The value of cell A1) up to zero decimal places for which the value returned as 146 in cell C2.
Step 5: Now type another Round Up formula in cell C3:
Step 6: Press ENTER. Now the rounded up value is showing 145.124.
=ROUNDUP(A1, 3) Rounds the value 145.1234567 up to three decimal places and result returned as 145.124
Step 7: Now type another Round Up formula in cell C4:
Step 8: Press ENTER. Now the round up value is showing 200.
Formula =ROUNDUP(A1, -2) Rounds 1451234567 up to 2 decimal places to the left of the decimal point and result returned as 200.
Tip 1: Remember,
If num_digits > 0, number is rounded up to the specified number of decimal places to the right of the decimal point.
If num_digits < 0, number is rounded up to the left of the decimal point (i.e. to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, etc.).
If num_digits = 0, number is rounded up to the nearest integer.
Tip 2: There are some another Round Example you can use also if need:
Example 1: Round to nearest million with one decimal point
(312789123 to 312.8)
This formula divides the number by million (1,000,000) and then round this to 1 decimal point.
Example 2: Get next even number
(42.1 to 44)
Gets you the next EVEN number (away from zero) 44.
Example 3: Get next odd number
(44.93 to 45)
Gets you the next ODD number (away from zero) 45.
Example 4: Round to next 9 (i.e 19,29,39 etc.)
(23 to 29)
To do this, we just round up the number to next 10 and then subtract 1 from it.
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