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# EVEN

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Returns number rounded up to the nearest even integer. You can use this function for processing items that come in twos. For example, a packing crate accepts rows of one or two items. The crate is full when the number of items, rounded up to the nearest two, matches the crate's capacity.

Syntax

EVEN ( number )

Number is the value to round.

Remarks

• If number is nonnumeric, EVEN 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 even integer, no rounding occurs.

Example

Formula

Description (Result)

=EVEN(1.5)

Rounds 1.5 up to the nearest even integer (2)

=EVEN(3)

Rounds 3 up to the nearest even integer (4)

=EVEN(2)

Rounds 2 up to the nearest even integer (2)

=EVEN(-1)

Rounds -1 up to the nearest even integer (-2)

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