Excel Floor Function

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

Description

The Excel FLOOR function returns a number rounded down to the nearest multiple of significance. So it will return a rounded number.

The FLOOR function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry Function.
The FLOOR 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 FLOOR function is as below:

 = FLOOR (number, significance)

Where the FLOOR function arguments are:

  • Number -This is a required argument. The numeric value that you want to round.
  • Significance – This is a required argument. The multiple to which you want to round

Note:

  • If both above arguments is not numeric value, then the FLOOR function returns the #VALUE! Error value.
  • If the number value is positive and the significance is negative, the FLOOR function returns the #NUM! Error value.
  • If the significance argument is equal to 0, the FLOOR function returns the #DIV/0! Error.

Excel FLOOR Function Example

The below examples will show you how to use Excel FLOOR function to round a supplied number to the nearest multiple of a specified significance.

#1 to round the value in B1 Cell down to nearest multiple of 2, just using the following excel formula:

=FLOOR(B1,2)

excel floor example1

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