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FLOOR.PRECISE: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use FLOOR.PRECISE in Google Sheets?

The FLOOR.PRECISE function in Google Sheets rounds a number down to the nearest integer, or nearest multiple of significance if you include the optional second argument. For example, =FLOOR.PRECISE(1.5, 0.5) returns 1.0 while =FLOOR.PRECISE(1.5, 1) returns 1.0. The function is useful for rounding values to the nearest integer, especially when you need to preserve the original value's precision.

What is the syntax of FLOOR.PRECISE in Google Sheets?

The syntax of FLOOR.PRECISE in Google Sheets is as follows: FLOOR.PRECISE(number, significantDigits) number - The number to which you want to floor the result.

significantDigits - The number of significant digits you want to preserve in the result.

What is an example of how to use FLOOR.PRECISE in Google Sheets?

The FLOOR.PRECISE() function rounds a number down to the nearest integer. The syntax is: FLOOR.PRECISE(number, significance) where "number" is the number you want to round down and "significance" is the number of decimal places you want to round to.

For example, if you want to round down the number 9.123 to the nearest integer, you would use the following formula: =FLOOR.PRECISE(9.123,1) which would return 9.

When should you not use FLOOR.PRECISE in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use FLOOR.PRECISE in Google Sheets. One such situation is when you want to round a number up or down to a certain decimal place. For example, if you have the number 1.234 and you want to round it to one decimal place, the function would return 1.23. However, if you want to round it to two decimal places, the function would return 1.24. In this situation, you would use the ROUND function instead. Another instance where you should not use FLOOR.PRECISE is when you are working with negative numbers. For example, if you have the number -5.678 and you want to round it to one decimal place, the function would return -5.68. However, if you want to round it to two decimal places, the function would return -5.69. In this situation, you would use the ROUNDDOWN function instead.

What are some similar formulae to FLOOR.PRECISE in Google Sheets?

There are a few similar formulae to FLOOR.PRECISE in Google Sheets. One is FLOOR(number, significance). This function will round a number down to the nearest significance number. For example, FLOOR(2.5, 0.5) will return 2.0. Another is ROUNDDOWN(number, significance). This function will round a number down to the nearest significance number. For example, ROUNDDOWN(2.5, 0.5) will return 2.0. Finally, there is CINT(number). This function will convert a number to an integer. For example, CINT(2.5) will return 2.

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