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CEILING

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Returns number rounded up, away from zero, to the nearest multiple of significance. For example, if you want to avoid using pennies in your prices and your product is priced at $4.42, use the formula =CEILING(4.42,0.05) to round prices up to the nearest nickel.

Syntax

CEILING ( number , significance )

Number is the value you want to round.

Significance is the multiple to which you want to round.

Remarks

  • If either argument is nonnumeric, CEILING returns the #VALUE! error value.

  • Regardless of the sign of number, a value is rounded up when adjusted away from zero. If number is an exact multiple of significance, no rounding occurs.

  • If number and significance have different signs, CEILING returns the #NUM! error value.

Example

Formula

Description (Result)

=CEILING(2.5, 1)

Rounds 2.5 up to nearest multiple of 1 (3)

=CEILING(-2.5, -2)

Rounds -2.5 up to nearest multiple of -2 (-4)

=CEILING(-2.5, 2)

Returns an error, because -2.5 and 2 have different signs (#NUM!)

=CEILING(1.5, 0.1)

Rounds 1.5 up to the nearest multiple of 0.1 (1.5)

=CEILING(0.234, 0.01)

Rounds 0.234 up to the nearest multiple of 0.01 (0.24)

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