Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Using the MROUND Worksheet Function.

Using the MROUND Worksheet Function

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 1, 2021)

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Excel provides several different worksheet functions you can use to round a value in differing ways. For instance, you may want to round a number to some odd value, such as rounding to the nearest multiple of 7 or to the nearest 50.

For these times, you should use the MROUND worksheet function. The syntax for the MROUND function is as follows:

=MROUND(num, multiple)

The num argument is the number you want to round, while multiple is the value you want used in the rounding. Thus, if you want to round to the nearest 50, then multiple would be 50.

If you decide to use MROUND, it is important to remember that num and multiple must be the same sign. If one of them is positive and the other negative, then Excel returns a #NUM! error.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (11117) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Excel in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Using the MROUND Worksheet Function.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2021-05-01 09:00:46

Alan Cannon

MROUND can also be used to round the decimal portion of a number. For example, if the value 0.07615 is in cell A1, then the formula "=MROUND(A1,0.005)" will yield the value of 0.075. Likewise, the formula "=MROUND(C5,0.01)" will yield 0.08.


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