CEILING.MATH function

The CEILING.MATH function rounds a number up to the nearest integer or to the nearest multiple of specified significance. It also specifies whether the number is rounded toward or away from 0 depending on the mode.

Parts of a CEILING.MATH function

CEILING.MATH(number, [significance], [mode])

Part Description Notes
number The value to round up to the nearest integer or if specified, the nearest multiple of significance.  
significance The value to whose multiple number will be rounded. [OPTIONAL: 1 by default]
mode If number is negative, specifies the rounding direction. If 0 or blank, it's rounded up towards zero. Otherwise, it's rounded down away from zero. [OPTIONAL]

Sample formulas

CEILING.MATH(5.4)
CEILING.MATH(32, 5)
CEILING.MATH(-26.2, 10, 1)

Notes

  • By default, positive numbers with decimal places are rounded up to the nearest integer. For example, 4.3 is rounded up to 5.
  • By default, negative numbers with decimal places are rounded up towards zero to the nearest integer. For example, -4.7 is rounded up to -4.

Examples

  A B
1 Formula Result
2 =CEILING.MATH(11.2) 12
3 =CEILING.MATH(-8.8) -8
4 =CEILING.MATH(7.7,0.2) 7.8
5 =CEILING.MATH(-10.2,2,-1) -12
6 =CEILING.MATH(-42,10,-1) -50

 

Related functions

  • CEILING: The CEILING function rounds a number up to the nearest integer multiple of specified significance.
  • ROUNDUP: Rounds a number to a certain number of decimal places, always rounding up to the next valid increment.
  • ROUND: The ROUND function rounds a number to a certain number of decimal places according to standard rules.
  • FLOOR.MATH: Rounds a number down to the nearest integer multiple of specified significance, with negative numbers rounding toward or away from zero depending on the mode.
  • FLOOR: The FLOOR function rounds a number down to the nearest integer multiple of specified significance.
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