Rounding to the left of the decimal point

Excel ROUND and MROUND Functions to Round to Nearest 5

In this spreadsheet, consider taking the numbers in column A and rounding them to the nearest five in column B:

Round to 5

Perhaps the simplest way to round a number, whole or decimal, to the nearest five is to use the MROUND function. However, with a bit of tweaking, you achieve the same results using Excel’s ROUND function.


Rounding to the Nearest 5
Using the ROUND Function

The formula you need in cell B2, copied down the other cells in column B, to achieve the rounding is this:

=ROUND(A2/5,0)*5


Rounding to the Nearest 5
Using the MROUND Function

You may find the MROUND() function easier to set up than ROUND(). But unlike ROUND(), MROUND() is not built in to all versions of Excel. To be able to use it you may need to apply the Excel Add-in named Analysis ToolPak.

This is the formula to put in cell B2:

=MROUND(A2,5)


Other Rounding Functions

Excel has a number of other functions that round numbers in one way or another. These include CEILING(), CEILING.MATH(),
ROUNDDOWN(), ROUNDUP(), FLOOR() and FLOOR.MATH().

Also, there are Excel functions, including INT(), that have the effect of truncating numbers.

Rounding Numbers in Microsoft Excel, Access and VBA has descriptions of these functions and some examples.


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