Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Excel 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Excel, click here: Rounding to Even and Odd Values.

Rounding to Even and Odd Values

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 22, 2014)

Excel includes two functions that allow you to quickly round a number up to the next highest even or odd integer values. For instance, suppose you have the value 26.3 in cell A7, and the following in cell A9:

=EVEN(A7)

The value returned by this function is 28, which is the next highest even integer value. The following function will return a value of 27, which is the next highest odd value:

=ODD(A7)

If the value in A7 were negative, then both the ODD and EVEN functions will return values that are further away from zero than the value used as an argument (but they are still odd and even).

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (2345) applies to Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Excel (Excel 2007 and later) here: Rounding to Even and Odd Values.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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