Excel ROUND Function

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

Description

The Excel ROUND function rounds a number to a specified number of digits. You can use the ROUND function to round to the left or right of the decimal point in Excel.

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

The ROUND 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 ROUND function is as below:

=ROUND (number, num_digits)

Where the ROUND function arguments are:

  • number -This is a required argument. Any real number that you wan to round up.
  • num_digits – This is a required argument. The number of digits to which numbe you wnat to round up.

Note:

  • If num_digits argument is greater than 0, then the number is rounded to the specified number of digits. So it will round  to the right of the decimal point.
  • If num_digits argument is equal to 0, then the number is rounded to the nearest integer.
  • If num_digits argument is less than 0, then the number is rounded to the left of the decimal point.
  • If you want to round up a number (away from 0), you can use the ROUNDUP function
  • If you want to round down a number (toward 0), you can use the ROUNDDOWN function.

Excel ROUND Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel ROUND Function to round a given number up or down to a specified number of decimal point.

1# to round a number 2.25 to one decimal places, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

=ROUND(2.25,1)

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2# to round a number 3.249 to one decimal places, enter the following formula in Cell B2.

=ROUND(3.249,1)

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3# to round a number -5.432 to two decimal places, enter the following formula in Cell B3.

=ROUND(-5.432,2)

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4# to round a number 25.632 up to one decimal places to the left of the decimal point, enter the following formula in Cell B4.

=ROUND(25.632,-1)

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