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

**Syntax:**

=ODD(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 ODD function in Excel.

**Use the formula:**

=ODD(C3)

**Explanation:**

As you can see the nearest next ODD integer to the 55.45 is 56. Here we know the nearest integer is 55 but the ODD function returns an ODD 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 ODD number using the ODD function.

**ODD FUNCTION**

Here we have one important aspect using the ODD function in excel.

If the input number is an ODD number itself then the formula returns the same number but if its decimal number is near to ODD 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 55 from the given 55.1 number as input. The same result happens for the 0 number.

Here are some observational notes shown below.

**Notes:**

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

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