# CEILING.MATH

CEILING.MATH(number [,significance] [,mode])

Returns the number rounded up to the nearest integer or significant figure (including negative).

 number The number to be rounded up. significance (Optional) The multiple you want the number rounded to. mode (Optional) A logical value indicating whether to round negative numbers up or down:False (or 0) = Negative numbers are rounded up towards zero (default)True (<> 0) = Negative numbers are rounded down away from zero

 REMARKS
 * This function was added in Excel 2013 to replace the CEILING.PRECISE and CEILING functions.* Positive decimal numbers are rounded up to the nearest integer.* Negative decimal numbers are rounded up to the nearest integer.* If "number" is an exact multiple of "significance", there will be no rounding.* If "number" is divided by a significance of 2 or greater, results in a remainder, the result is rounded down.* The "significance" argument will determine how the "number" is rounded up.* If "significance" is left blank, then 1 is used.* If "significance" > 0, then "number" is rounded up to an exact multiple of "significance".* If "significance" < 0, then the absolute value is taken.* If "mode" is left blank, then False is used.* The "mode" argument only affects negative numbers.* The "mode" argument can also take numerical values. 0 is equivalent to False. Any other number is equivalent to True.* Alternative formula is =INT(-number/significance)*significance* You can use the FLOOR.MATH function to round down to the nearest integer or significant figure.* You can use the INT function to return a number rounded down to the nearest integer.* You can use the MROUND function to round to a desired multiple of.* You can use the NOW function to return the serial number of the current system date and time.* You can use the ROUND function to round to a specified number of digits.* You can use the ROUNDUP function if you always want the number rounded up to the nearest integer.* You can use the TRUNC function to returns the number with any decimal places removed.* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 A 1 =CEILING.MATH(3.1,1) = 4 2 =CEILING.MATH(3.5,1) = 4 3 =CEILING.MATH(3.9,1) = 4 4 =CEILING.MATH(3.2,1) = 4 5 =CEILING.MATH(3.2,1,FALSE) = 4 6 =CEILING.MATH(3.2,1,TRUE) = 4 7 =CEILING.MATH(-3.1,-1) = -3 8 =CEILING.MATH(-3.5,-1) = -3 9 =CEILING.MATH(-3.9,-1) = -3 10 =CEILING.MATH(-3.2,1) = -3 11 =CEILING.MATH(-3.2,1,FALSE) = -3 12 =CEILING.MATH(-3.2,1,TRUE) = -4 13 =CEILING.MATH(2.123,2) = 4 14 =CEILING.MATH(-2.123,-2) = -2 15 =CEILING.MATH(8.26,0.05) = 8.3 16 =CEILING.MATH(0.234,0.01) = 0.24 17 =CEILING.MATH(NOW(),"0:20") = 9:00:00 AM

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