# EVEN

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

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

• Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
• Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
• Press CTRL+C.
• In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
• To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
A B
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)

Applies to:
Excel 2003