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)

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

=ODD (19)

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

=ODD (4)

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

=ODD (-6)

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