 # How to use the EVEN function in Excel In this article, we will learn how to use EVEN Function in Excel. EVEN function is a mathematical function which rounds off the given number to the nearest next even integer . EVEN function takes a number as argument and returns an even number in the cell.

Syntax:

=EVEN(number)

number : a valid number. Can be decimal

Example:

All of these might be confusing to understand. So, let's test this formula via running it on the example shown below.

Here we have some numbers to test the EVEN function in Excel.

Use the formula:

=EVEN(C3)

Explanation: As you can see the nearest next even integer to the 55.45 is 56. Here we know the nearest integer is 55 but the EVEN function returns an even integer. Now to apply the formula to the remaining cell just copy the formula using Ctrl + D taking the first cell till the last cell needed cell formula. As you can see, the formula returns only an even number using the EVEN function.

EVEN FUNCTION
Here we have one important aspect using the EVEN function in excel.
If the input number is an even number itself then the formula returns the same number but if its decimal number is near to even number then the formula doesn't return the same number. See the below image for more clarification. As you can see the formula doesn't return 54 from the given 54.1 number as input. The same result happens for the 0 number. Here are some observational notes shown below.

Notes:

1. The formula only works with numbers.
2. The formula returns the nearest next even integer given input any decimal number.
3. The function returns the number away from zero.
4. No argument to the function returns 0 as result, so do check all the blank cells.
5. The function returns #VALUE! Error if the number value is non-numeric.

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