# 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.

## Usage

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

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

## Examples

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

### Rounding up to the nearest odd integer

The `ODD` function is used to round up a number to the nearest odd integer. For example, if the value is 3.2, the function would return 5.

### Accepting only odd numbers in a cell

The `ODD` function can be used in combination with data validation to ensure that only odd numbers are accepted in a particular cell. This is useful in scenarios where only odd values are acceptable, such as in lottery games and sports scoreboards.

### Generating a list of odd numbers

The `ODD` function can be used in combination with the `SEQUENCE` function to generate a list of odd numbers. For example, the formula `=SEQUENCE(5, 1, 1, 2)` would generate the list `1, 3, 5, 7, 9`.

## Common Mistakes

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

### Incorrect argument type

One common mistake is to provide a non-numeric value as an argument to the ODD function. Make sure to only provide numeric values.

### Odd number not returned

Another mistake is to provide an even number as an argument to the ODD function, which will not return an odd number. Double check that the input value is odd.

### Missing argument

A mistake that can occur is forgetting to provide an argument to the ODD function. The function requires a single numeric value as input.

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

• `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.

• `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.

• `ROUND`

The `ROUND` formula 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 `places` parameter is not specified, the formula rounds 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 `ODD` Google Sheets function on Google Support.