## Purpose

## Return value

## Syntax

`=EVEN(number)`

*number*- The number to round up to an even integer.

## How to use

The EVEN function rounds numbers up to the next even integer. EVEN always rounds numbers away from zero, so positive numbers become larger and negative numbers become smaller (i.e. more negative).

EVEN takes just one argument, *number*, which should be a numeric value. With positive numbers, EVEN rounds *number* up to the next even integer. With negative values, EVEN rounds *number* down away from zero to the next negative integer. With zero (0) and numbers that are already even integers, *number* is unchanged.

### Examples

The EVEN function rounds positive numbers up to the next even integer:

```
=EVEN(1) // returns 2
=EVEN(3.1) // returns 4
```

Negative numbers are rounded away from zero to the next even integer:

```
=EVEN(-1) // returns -2
=EVEN(-3.1) // returns -4
```

Zero and numbers that are already even integers are unaffected:

```
=EVEN(2) // returns 2
=EVEN(0) // returns 0
=EVEN(-2) // returns -2
```

To round numbers up to the next *odd* integer, see the ODD function.