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DECIMAL: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use DECIMAL in Google Sheets?

DECIMAL is a type of data that is used in Google Sheets to represent numbers with a decimal point. For example, the number 5.5 would be stored as the value 5.5 in a DECIMAL column. To enter a number in a DECIMAL column, type the number followed by a period (.) and then press the Enter key.

What is the syntax of DECIMAL in Google Sheets?

DECIMAL is a data type in Google Sheets that is used to represent numbers with a fixed number of decimal places. The syntax for using DECIMAL in Google Sheets is to use the keyword DECIMAL followed by the number of decimal places you want to use, enclosed in parentheses. For example, the following formula will return the value 9.87 with two decimal places:

=DECIMAL(9.87,2)

What is an example of how to use DECIMAL in Google Sheets?

To use DECIMAL in Google Sheets, you will first need to enter the DECIMAL function into the cell you want the result to appear in. After that, you will need to enter the number of decimal places you want the result to have. Finally, you will need to enter the value you want to use as the decimal.

When should you not use DECIMAL in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use DECIMAL in Google Sheets. One is when you are working with large numbers. DECIMAL can only handle numbers up to 15 digits, so if you are working with numbers larger than that, you will need to use a different data type. Another time you should not use DECIMAL is when you are working with currency. Google Sheets uses the Euro as its default currency, so if you are working with a different currency, the DECIMAL type will not work correctly.

What are some similar formulae to DECIMAL in Google Sheets?

DECIMAL is a specific type of number in Google Sheets that is used to represent numbers with decimal places. There are a few other formulas that you can use to represent numbers with decimal places in Google Sheets. The COUNTIF formula can be used to count the number of decimal places in a number. The ROUND function can be used to round a number to a certain number of decimal places. The CEILING and FLOOR functions can be used to round a number up or down to the nearest decimal place.

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