# MROUND

Returns a number rounded to the desired multiple.

If this function is not available, and returns the #NAME? error, install and load the Analysis ToolPak add-in.

2. In the Add-Ins available list, select the Analysis ToolPak box, and then click OK.
3. If necessary, follow the instructions in the setup program.

Syntax

MROUND(number,multiple)

Number     is the value to round.

Multiple     is the multiple to which you want to round number.

Remark

MROUND rounds up, away from zero, if the remainder of dividing number by multiple is greater than or equal to half the value of multiple.

Example

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

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

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
1. Press CTRL+C.
2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
3. 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)
=MROUND(10, 3) Rounds 10 to a nearest multiple of 3 (9)
=MROUND(-10, -3) Rounds -10 to a nearest multiple of -3 (-9)
=MROUND(1.3, 0.2) Rounds 1.3 to a nearest multiple of 0.2 (1.4)
=MROUND(5, -2) Returns an error, because -2 and 5 have different signs (#NUM!)

Applies to:
Excel 2003