The ROUND function is used to reduce a given value to a specific number of decimal places.
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The syntax for the ROUND function is:
= ROUND ( Number, Num_digits )
Number - the value to be rounded.
Num_digits - the number of decimal places to reduce the above number to.
Example Using Excel's ROUND Function:
Note: For help with this example, see the image to the right.
In this example the ROUND function will be used to reduce a number to one decimal place.
- Enter the following data into cell D1: 34.567
- Click on cell C1 in the spreadsheet - this is where the function will be located.
- Type " = round ( " in cell C1.
- Click on cell D1 in the spreadsheet to enter the data in that cell into the formula.
- Type a comma ( , ) followed by the number one ( 1 ) in cell C1 to indicate that the data should be reduced to one decimal place.
- Type the closing bracket " ) " .
- Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
- The answer 34.6 appears in cell C1.
- If you click on cell C1, the complete function = ROUND ( 34.567 , 1 ) appears in the formula bar above the worksheet.