# Round

This chapter illustrates three functions to **round** numbers in **Excel**. ROUND, **ROUNDUP** and **ROUNDDOWN**.

Before you start: if you round a number, you lose precision. If you don't want this, show fewer decimal places without changing the number itself.

### ROUND function

The ROUND function in Excel rounds a number to a specified number of digits. The ROUND function rounds up or down. 1, 2, 3 and 4 get rounded down. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 get rounded up.

1. For example, round a number to three decimal places.

Note: 114.726__1__, 114.726__2__, 114.726__3__ and 114.726__4__ get rounded down to 114.726 and 114.726__5__, 114.726__6__, 114.726__7__, 114.726__8__ and 114.726__9__ get rounded up to 114.727.

2. Round a number to two decimal places.

3. Round a number to one decimal place.

4. Round a number to the nearest integer.

5. Round a number to the nearest 10.

6. Round a number to the nearest 100.

7. Round a number to the nearest 1000.

8. Round a negative number to one decimal place.

9. Round a negative number to the nearest integer.

### ROUNDUP function

The ROUNDUP function in Excel always rounds a number up (away from zero). 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 get rounded up.

1. For example, round a number up to three decimal places.

Note: 114.726__1__, 114.726__2__, 114.726__3__, 114.726__4__, 114.726__5__, 114.726__6__, 114.726__7__, 114.726__8__ and 114.726__9__ get rounded up to 114.727.

2. Round a number up to two decimal places.

3. Round a number up to one decimal place.

4. Round a number up to the nearest integer.

5. Round a number up to the nearest 10.

6. Round a number up to the nearest 100.

7. Round a number up to the nearest 1000.

8. Round a negative number up to one decimal place.

Note: remember, the ROUNDUP function rounds a number up (away from zero).

9. Round a negative number up to the nearest integer.

Note: again, the ROUNDUP function rounds a number up (away from zero).

### ROUNDDOWN function

The ROUNDDOWN function in Excel always rounds a number down (toward zero). 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 get rounded down.

1. For example, round a number down to three decimal places.

Note: 114.726__1__, 114.726__2__, 114.726__3__, 114.726__4__, 114.726__5__, 114.726__6__, 114.726__7__, 114.726__8__ and 114.726__9__ get rounded down to 114.726.

2. Round a number down to two decimal places.

3. Round a number down to one decimal place.

4. Round a number down to the nearest integer.

5. Round a number down to the nearest 10.

6. Round a number down to the nearest 100.

7. Round a number down to the nearest 1000.

8. Round a negative number down to one decimal place.

Note: remember, the ROUNDDOWN function rounds a number down (toward zero).

9. Round a negative number down to the nearest integer.

Note: again, the ROUNDDOWN function rounds a number down (toward zero).