In this article, we will learn How to use the ROUNDUP function in Excel.
What is the ROUNDUP function used for ?
While playing with big numbers, all digits of a number doesn’t matter that much and we can ignore them to make it more readable and relatable. For example, the 1225411 number is more readable when we write it as 1225000. This is called rounding.
ROUNDUP function in Excel
ROUNDUP function used to round up the numbers 0-4 and round up the numbers 5-9 It takes 2 arguments
number : The Number to round up
num_digit : Up to digit, we need to round up.
All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here In one Column there are Numbers and in other, there are num_digits up to which the number to be rounded up.
Use the formula in C2 cell.
Here in C2 cell, the number will be round up to 1 decimal place.
As you can see 2.4 is rounded up to 1 decimal place.
Copy the formula using Ctrl + D taking the first cell till the last cell needed formula.
As you can see
|To get the number rounded up upto the nearest whole number, 0 is used default as num_digit|
ROUND to nearest hundred or thousand
Here in range A2:A8, I have some numbers. I want to round them to 100. To do so I will write the formula below.
Copy this in below cells.
How it works:
Actually when we pass a negative number to ROUND function, it round the numbers before decimal point.
So to round to nearest 1000 we just need to replace -2 to -3 in formula.
Generic Formula to Round number to nearest 100
In same example, if we implement this formula we will get our numbers rounded to the nearest 1000.
This was quick tutorial of how how to round number to nearest 100 or 1000
Here are all the observational notes using the ROUND function in Excel
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