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Excel MROUND Function

Excel MROUND function

The Excel MROUND function returns a number rounded to a given multiple. MROUND will round a number up or down, depending on the nearest multiple.

Round a number to the nearest specified multiple
Return value 
A rounded number.
=MROUND (number, multiple)
  • number - The number that should be rounded.
  • multiple - The multiple to use when rounding.
Usage notes 

The MROUND function rounds a number to the nearest given multiple. If a number is already an exact multiple, no rounding occurs and the original number is returned.

Example #1 - round to nearest 5

To round a number in A1 to the nearest multiple of 5, you can use MROUND like this:

=MROUND(A1,5) // round to nearest 5

Example #2 - round pricing to nearest .99

MROUND can be used to round pricing to end with .99.  The formula below will round a value in A1 to the nearest 1 dollar, subtract 1 cent, and return a final price like $2.99, $5.99, $49.99, etc.

=MROUND(A1,1) - 0.01 // round to nearest .99

Example #3 - round time to nearest 15 minutes

MROUND can be used to round time. To round a time in A1 to the nearest 15 minutes, you can use a formula like this:

=MROUND(A1,"0:15") // round to nearest 15 min

Rounding functions in Excel

Excel provides a number of functions for rounding:


  • If a number is already an exact multiple, no rounding occurs.
  • Rounding occurs when the remainder from dividing number by multiple is greater than or equal to half the value of multiple
  • Number and multiple must have the same sign.

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