# EVEN

The `EVEN` function rounds a given value up to the nearest even integer. This function is commonly used when dealing with financial data, as many financial calculations require the use of even numbers.

## Usage

Use the `EVEN` formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:

Parameters:
1. value (required):
The value to be rounded up to the nearest even integer.

## Examples

Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use the `EVEN` formula in Google Sheets.

### Round up to nearest even integer

Use `EVEN` to round up a given value to the nearest even integer. For example, if you have a list of numbers representing sales amounts, you may want to round them up to the nearest even dollar amount.

### Calculate even payment amounts

If you need to divide a total payment amount evenly between a certain number of people, you can use `EVEN` to round the result up to the nearest even dollar amount. This ensures that everyone pays an equal amount.

### Calculate even time intervals

If you need to schedule events or tasks at even time intervals, you can use `EVEN` to round up the time interval to the nearest even number. For example, if you want to schedule events every two hours, you can use `EVEN` to round up to the nearest even number of hours.

## Common Mistakes

`EVEN` not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the `EVEN` Google Sheets Formula:

### Missing argument

This error occurs when the user forgets to provide the value argument to the EVEN formula. To fix this error, make sure to include the value argument in the formula.

### Incorrect argument type

This error occurs when the user provides an argument that is not a number to the EVEN formula. To fix this error, make sure to provide a valid number as the value argument.

### Incorrect rounding

This error occurs when the user expects the EVEN formula to round a number to the nearest even integer, but the formula actually rounds down to the nearest even integer. To fix this error, use the ROUND function to round the number to the nearest integer first, and then use the EVEN function to round down to the nearest even integer.

The following functions are similar to `EVEN` or are often used with it in a formula:

• `ODD`

The `ODD` function rounds up a given value to the nearest odd integer. It takes one required parameter, `value`, which is the number to be rounded up. This function is commonly used in scenarios where only odd values are acceptable, such as in lottery games and sports scoreboards.

• `INT`

The `INT` formula rounds a given value down to the nearest integer. This formula is often used to simplify large numbers or to convert decimal values to integers. The formula takes a single parameter, the value to be rounded down. If the value is already an integer, the formula will return the same value. If the value is a decimal, the formula will round down to the nearest integer.

• `CEILING`

The `CEILING` function returns a number rounded up to the nearest multiple of a specified factor. It is commonly used to round up prices to the nearest dollar or to adjust numbers to fit into specific increments.

• `FLOOR`

The FLOOR formula rounds a given number down to the nearest multiple of a specified factor. It is commonly used when dealing with financial data or when working with time values. The function takes a value and an optional factor as arguments and returns the rounded down value.

You can learn more about the `EVEN` Google Sheets function on Google Support.