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Excel Math Functions : MROUND

How to use MROUND Math Functions in Microsoft Excel

Introduction to MROUND Function

MROUND function returns a number after rounding it to a given multiple. In simple words, it rounds a number to the nearest multiple of a number and while rounding, it doesn’t consider that number is greater or lower than the original number.

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Syntax of MROUND Function

MROUND(number, multiple)

Arguments in MROUND Function

  • number: A number to round.
  • multiple: A number for which you want to find the nearest multiple.


  • If you put zero in multiple it will return zero in the result.
  • If you skip specifying multiple it will return with an error.
  • It rounds away from zero.
  • If you have two multiples on the same distance it will return the multiple which is higher than the number you are rounding.

Tutorial of MROUND Function in MS Excel

Learn to use the MROUND Function in Microsoft Excel. Below we have shown various examples, which can help you understand the function in more practical way –

  • 12.5 rounded to 12 to the nearest multiple of 3 is 12.
  • 19 is rounded to 20 to the nearest multiple of 5
  • 13 is rounded to 12 to the nearest multiple of 6.
  • 3.6 is rounded to 2 to the nearest multiple of 4.
  • The result is 0 as I have skipped specifying multiple.
  • The result is 0 as I have specified 0 as the multiple.
  • The result is an error as I have specified -2 as multiple.
  • Here we have a tie between 20 and 18, but we get 20 as it always rounds away from zero.

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