This post will guide you how to use** Excel CEILING.PRECISE function** with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

### Description

The Excel CEILING.PRECISE function returns a given number rounded up to the nearest multiple of a given number of significance or returns a number that is rounded up to the nearest integer number.

The CEILING.PRECISE function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry Function.

The CEILING.PRECISE function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

### Syntax

The syntax of the CEILING.PRECISE function is as below:

=CEILING.PRECISE (number, [significance])

Where the CEILING.PRECISE function arguments are:

**number**– This is a required argument. The number that you want to round up.**significance**– This is an optional argument. The multiple of significance to which you want to round a number to. If the significance argument is omitted, the default value will be set to 1.

** Note:**

- If either number or significance arguments are non-numeric, the CEILING.PRECISE function will return the #VALUE! Error.
- Regardless of the sign of the number, the number is rounded up.
- If the number or the significance argument is zero, the CEILING.PRECISE function will return zero.

### Excel CEILING.PRECISE Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel CEILING.PRECISE Function to round a number up to nearest multiple.

**1#** to round 4.6 up to nearest multiple of 3, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

**=**** CEILING.PRECISE(4.6,3)**

**2#** to round -4.6 up to nearest multiple of 1, enter the following formula in Cell B2.

**=**** CEILING.PRECISE(-4.6)**

**3#** to round -4.6 up to nearest multiple of 2, enter the following formula in Cell B3.

**=**** CEILING.PRECISE(-4.6,2)**

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