# Excel ROUND Function

Summary

The Excel ROUND function returns a number rounded to a given number of digits. The ROUND function can round to the right or left of the decimal point.

Purpose

Round a number to a given number of digits

Return value

A rounded number.

Syntax

=ROUND (number, num_digits)

Arguments

**number**- The number to round.**num_digits**- The number of digits to which number should be rounded.

Usage notes

- Round works by rounding numbers 1-4 down, and rounding numbers 5-9 up.
- The ROUND function rounds numbers to a specified level of precision. It can round to the right or left of the decimal point.
- If
**num_digits**> 0,**number**is rounded to the specified number of decimal places to the right of the decimal point. - If
**num_digits**< 0,**number**is rounded to the left of the decimal point (i.e. to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, etc.). - If
**num_digits**= 0,**number**is rounded to the nearest integer.

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