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MS Excel: ROUND Function (WS)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel ROUND function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel ROUND function returns a number rounded to a specified number of digits. Please note that the VBA version of the ROUND function has different syntax.


The syntax for the ROUND function in Microsoft Excel is:

ROUND( number, digits )

Parameters or Arguments

The number to round.
The number of digits to round the number to.

Applies To

The ROUND function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The ROUND function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel ROUND function examples and explore how to use the ROUND function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following ROUND examples would return:

=ROUND(A1, 0)
Result: 663

=ROUND(A1, 1)
Result: 662.8

=ROUND(A2, -1)
Result: 50

=ROUND(55.1, -1)
Result: 60

=ROUND(-23.67, 1)
Result: -23.7