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

### Description

The Excel EVEN function rounds a given number up to the nearest even integer. So you can use the EVEN function to return the next even 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 EVEN function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Math and Trigonometry Function.

The EVEN 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 EVEN function is as below:

=EVEN (number)

Where the EVEN function arguments is:

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

**Note:**

- If the number argument is not numeric value, the EVEN function will return the #VALUE! Error.

### Excel EVEN Function Examples

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

**1#** to round 2.5 up to the nearest even integer, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

=EVEN(2.5)

**2#** to round 9 to the nearest even integer, enter the following formula in Cell B2.

=EVEN(9)

**3#** to round 14 up to the nearest even integer, enter the following formula in Cell B3.

=EVEN(14)

**4#** to round -3 up to the nearest even integer, enter the following formula in Cell B4.

=EVEN(-3)

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