# Excel CEILING Function

The Excel CEILING function returns a given number rounded up to a specified multiple. For example, =CEILING(A1,5) could be used to round a price in A1 to the nearest 5 dollars. CEILING always rounds up.

The Excel FLOOR function rounds a given number down to the nearest specified multiple. FLOOR works like the MROUND function, but FLOOR always rounds down.

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To randomly assign people to groups or teams of a specific size, you can use a helper column with a value generated by the RAND function, together with a formula based on the RANK and ROUNDUP functions. In the example…

The Excel ROUND function returns a number rounded to a given number of digits. The ROUND function can round to the right or left of the decimal point.

If number is negative, and significance is positive, the value is rounded up towards zero.

CEILING works like theMROUND function, but CEILING always rounds up.

The Excel CEILING function returns a given number rounded up to a specified multiple. For example, =CEILING(A1,5) could be used to round a price in A1 to the nearest 5 dollars. CEILING always rounds up.

TheCEILING.MATH functiondiffers from the CEILING function in these ways:

In this video, well look at how to use conditional formatting to shade alternating groups of rows. For example, you can use this approach to shade groups of 3 rows, groups of 4 rows, and so on. This can be a nice way to make certain tables easier to read.

CEILING.MATH provides explicit control for rounding negative numbers (toward zero, away from zero)

The Excel INT function returns the integer part of a decimal number by rounding down to the integer. Note the INT function rounds down, so negative numbers become more negative. For example, while INT(10.8) returns 10, INT(-10.8) returns -11.

The Excel ROUNDDOWN function returns a number rounded down to a given number of decimal places. Unlike standard rounding, where only numbers less than 5 are rounded down, ROUNDDOWN rounds all numbers 1-9 down.

Next biweekly payday from dateTo get the next payday – assuming a biweekly schedule, with paydays on Friday – you can use a formula based on the CEILING function. In the example shown, the formula in C6 is: =CEILING(…

The Excel TRUNC function returns a truncated number based on an (optional) number of digits. For example, TRUNC(4.9) will return 4, and TRUNC(-3.5) will return -3. The TRUNC function does no rounding, it simply truncates as specified.

If you need more control over how CEILING rounds negative numbers, see theCEILING.MATH function.

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The Excel ROUNDUP function returns a number rounded up to a given number of decimal places. Unlike standard rounding, where numbers less than 5 are rounded down, ROUNDUP always rounds numbers 1-9 up.

To highlight rows in groups of n (i.e. shade every 3 rows, every 5 rows, etc.) you can apply conditional formatting with a formula based on the ROW, CEILING and ISEVEN functions. In the example shown, the formula…

Round a number up to nearest multiple

The Excel EVEN function returns the next even integer after rounding a given number up. The EVEN function always rounds numbers up (away from zero) so positive numbers become larger and negative numbers become smaller (i.e. more negative).

CEILING can be a can be a useful function to set pricing after currency conversion, discounts, etc. For example, the formula below can round a value in A1 to the nearest 1 dollar, then subtract 1 cent, to get a price like \$2.99, \$5.99, \$49.99, etc.

To round up to the next bundle size, you can use the CEILING function which automatically rounds up away from zero. In the example shown, we need a certain number of items, and the items come in specific bundle sizes….

The Excel CEILING function rounds a number up to a given multiple. For example, the following could be used to round a price in A1 to the nearest 5 dollars.

Shade groups of rows with conditional formatting

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If you need to round a number to the nearest multiple of 5, you can use the MROUND function and supply 5 for number of digits. How this formula works In the example, cell C6 contains this formula: =MROUND(B6,5) The…

The Excel MROUND function returns a number rounded to a given multiple. MROUND always rounds up, away from zero.

If number and significance are both negative, the value is rounded down, away from zero.

If number is an exact multiple of significance, no rounding occurs.

CEILING.MATH appears to use the absolute value of the significance argument. Changing the sign of significance has no effect on the result.

In this video, we look at a step by step approach to randomly assign people to groups with teams using formulas. Along the way, we use three functions (RAND, RANK, and CEILING), helper columns, and nesting. We verify results with the COUNTIF function.

CEILING.MATH provides a default multiple of 1 for positive numbers and -1 for negative numbers

If you need to round a number up to the next half, you can use the CEILING function, which always rounds up based on a supplied multiple. Note that MROUND also rounds based on a supplied multiple, but it always rounds…

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If you need to round a number up to the nearest specified multiple (i.e. round a number up to the nearest dollar, up to the nearest \$.25, up to the nearest multiple of 5, etc.) you can use the CEILING function. In the…

The Excel ODD function returns the next odd integer after rounding a given number up. The ODD function always rounds numbers up (away from zero) so positive numbers become larger and negative numbers become smaller (i.e. more negative).