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Excel Guide

How to Round Up Numbers in Excel

When working with numbers in Microsoft Excel, you may need to round them up to the nearest whole number, 10, 100, or other specified digit. To achieve this, you can use the ROUNDUP function.

The ROUNDUP Function

The ROUNDUP function in Excel is designed to round numbers up to a specified number of digits. It takes two arguments:

  • The number you want to round up.
  • The number of digits you want to round to.


=ROUNDUP(number, num_digits)


1. Rounding Up to the Nearest Whole Number:

  • Formula: =ROUNDUP(12.5, 0)
  • Result: The formula returns the value 13.

2. Rounding Up to the Nearest 10:

  • Formula: =ROUNDUP(12.5, 1)
  • Result: The formula returns the value 20.

3. Rounding Up to the Nearest 100:

  • Formula: =ROUNDUP(12.5, 2)
  • Result: The formula returns the value 100.


  • The ROUNDUP function rounds up to the nearest specified digit.
  • If you want to round up to the nearest 10, 100, or 1000, adjust the num_digits parameter accordingly (e.g., 1 for 10, 2 for 100, and 3 for 1000).
  • Ensure that the num_digits parameter is a negative integer if you want to round to the left of the decimal point.

Additional Tip:

  • If you want a more dynamic rounding option, you can use a cell reference instead of a static number in the ROUNDUP function. For example, =ROUNDUP(A1, 0) would round up the number in cell A1 to the nearest whole number.

By incorporating the ROUNDUP function into your Excel formulas, you can easily round numbers up based on your specific requirements.