# Excel ODD Function

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

### Description

The Excel ODD function rounds a given number up to the nearest odd integer. So you can use the ODD function to return the next ODD integer after rounding a supplied number up. The returned value is away from zero. It means that if the number is a positive value and the return value will become larger and if the number is a negative value, the return value will become smaller.

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

The ODD function in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

### Syntax

The syntax of the ODD function is as below:

=ODD (number)

Where the ODD function arguments is:

**number**-This is a required argument. . A numeric value that you want to round up to the nearest ODD integer.

**Note:**

- If the number argument is not numeric value, the ODD function will return the #VALUE! Error.
- If the number is an odd integer, the ODD function will do not any rounding.

### Excel ODD Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel ODD Function to round up a given number to the nearest even integer.

**1#** to round 3.5 up to the nearest ODD integer, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

=ODD(3.5)

**2#** to round 19 to the nearest ODD integer, enter the following formula in Cell B2.

=ODD (19)

**3#** to round 4 up to the nearest ODD integer, enter the following formula in Cell B3.

=ODD (4)

**4#** to round -6 up to the nearest ODD integer, enter the following formula in Cell B4.

=ODD (-6)

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