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CEILING.MATH: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use CEILING.MATH in Excel?

CEILING.MATH is a function in Excel that rounds a number up to the nearest integer or to the nearest multiple of significance. For example, CEILING.MATH(3.14159, 1) would return 4, and CEILING.MATH(3.14159, 0.5) would return 4. CEILING.MATH can also be used to round numbers down, as demonstrated by the following example: CEILING.MATH(-3.14159, 1) would return -3, and CEILING.MATH(-3.14159, 0.5) would return -3.5.

What is the syntax of CEILING.MATH in Excel?

CEILING.MATH is a function in Excel that rounds a number up to the nearest integer. The syntax for CEILING.MATH is CEILING(number, significance). number is the number that you want to round up to the nearest integer, and significance is the number of decimal places that you want to round to. For example, if you want to round 5.5 up to the nearest integer, you would use the syntax CEILING(5.5, 1), because you want to round to the nearest integer and you only want to round to the first decimal place. If you want to round 5.5 up to the nearest whole number, you would use the syntax CEILING(5.5, 0), because you want to round to the nearest whole number and you don't want to round to any decimal places.

What is an example of how to use CEILING.MATH in Excel?

CEILING.MATH is a built-in function in Excel that rounds a number up to the nearest integer or to the nearest multiple of significance. For example, the function can be used to round a number to the nearest dollar. In the example below, the CEILING.MATH function is used to round the number $3.14 to the nearest dollar.

=CEILING.MATH($3.14,1)

This function returns $4.00, since $3.14 is rounded up to the nearest dollar.

When should you not use CEILING.MATH in Excel?

CEILING.MATH should not be used when there is a need for greater accuracy than the round-up function provided by CEILING. It should not be used when fractional values are to be retained, as the function will truncate any decimal values. Finally, it should not be used when negative numbers are involved, as the function will return a positive value for any negative input.

What are some similar formulae to CEILING.MATH in Excel?

CEILING.MATH is a formula used in Excel to round a number up to the nearest integer. There are a few other similar formulas that can be used in Excel to round numbers. The ROUND function will round a number to the nearest integer or to a specific number of decimal places. The TRUNC function will truncate a number to the nearest integer. The INT function will round a number down to the nearest integer.

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