After years of using Excel, I realized today I have never had to round up to the nearest whole number before – until today that is. I was organizing my finances and realized that I wanted to round some of the amounts up to the nearest 10. So to round to the nearest decimal place in Excel, the formula is:

=ROUNDUP([Range],[Position])

Count the number of places after the 0 to round to and set [Position] to that value

So if you had 1234.25 in Cell A1 and wanted to round up to the nearest cent, =ROUNDUP(A1, 1) would produce 1234.30.

1234.25 ^ 1 | 1234.25 ^ 2 |

=ROUNDUP(A1,1) | =ROUNDUP(A1,2) |

Want to go the other way? Simply start at the decimal as 0 and count backwards in the negated position.

1234.25 ^ -1 | 1234.25 ^ -2 | 1234.25 ^ -3 | 1234.25 ^ -4 |

=ROUNDUP(A1, -1) | =ROUNDUP(A1, -2) | =ROUNDUP(A1, -3) | =ROUNDUP(A1, -4) |

To round to the nearest ten (10)

To round to the nearest hundred (100)

To round to the nearest thousand (100)