CEILING.MATH formula in Google Sheets rounds a given number up to the nearest multiple of a specified significance. This function is typically used to round up numbers to the nearest multiple of a certain value, such as when dealing with pricing or quantities.
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CEILING.MATHformula not working?
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CEILING.MATH formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter and 2 optional parameters:
- number (required):
The number to be rounded up to the nearest multiple of the specified significance.
- significance (optional):
The multiple to which the number should be rounded up. If omitted, the function rounds the number up to the nearest integer.
- mode (optional):
Determines how the function handles negative numbers. If omitted, the function rounds negative numbers away from zero.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
CEILING.MATH formula in Google Sheets.
Rounding up to the nearest dollar value
When dealing with pricing, the
CEILING.MATH formula can be used to round up a given value to the nearest dollar (or any multiple of one dollar).
Round up to the nearest multiple
CEILING.MATH formula can be used to round up a given number to the nearest multiple of a specified value, such as rounding up quantities of items to the nearest dozen or hundred.
Dealing with negative numbers
CEILING.MATH formula can be used to handle negative numbers by specifying the mode parameter to round negative numbers towards zero or towards negative infinity.
CEILING.MATH not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
CEILING.MATH Google Sheets Formula:
Incorrect number of arguments
One of the most common mistakes is providing the wrong number of arguments to the formula. Double-check that you have provided the correct number of arguments and have not missed any.
Wrong argument type
Another common mistake is providing an argument of the wrong type. For example, providing a text string instead of a number. Make sure you are providing the correct type of argument for each parameter.
Incorrect use of the mode parameter
The mode parameter determines how rounding is performed. Make sure you understand the different modes and are using the correct one for your needs.
Significance is not a multiple of 1
If you are providing a significance parameter, make sure it is a multiple of 1. Providing a value that is not a whole number can cause unexpected results.
Using CEILING instead of CEILING.MATH
Be careful not to confuse the CEILING.MATH formula with the similar CEILING formula. They have slightly different syntax and perform rounding in different ways.
The following functions are similar to
CEILING.MATH or are often used with it in a formula:
FLOOR.MATHformula rounds a number down to the nearest integer or to the nearest multiple of a specified significance, depending on the mode. This formula is commonly used in financial and accounting applications to round down a number to a specific decimal place or to the nearest dollar or thousand. The
FLOOR.MATHformula is similar to the
FLOORformula, but it provides more flexibility in terms of rounding to a specific significance and choosing the rounding mode.
ROUNDformula rounds a number to a specified number of decimal places. It is commonly used to simplify large numbers or to make a number more readable. The formula can round both positive and negative numbers. If the
placesparameter is not specified, the formula rounds to the nearest integer.
ROUNDUPformula rounds a number up to a specified number of decimal places. It is commonly used to simplify the display of numbers or to perform calculations that require a certain level of accuracy.
ROUNDDOWNformula rounds a number down to a specified number of decimal places. It is commonly used in financial calculations, such as calculating the total cost of a purchase including tax. The formula takes a required
valueparameter and an optional
placesparameter specifying the number of decimal places to round to.
You can learn more about the
CEILING.MATH Google Sheets function on Google Support.