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The CEILING.MATH function is one of the math and trigonometry functions. It is used to round a number up to the nearest integer or to the nearest multiple of significance.

The CEILING.MATH function syntax is:

CEILING.MATH(x [, [significance] [, [mode]])


x is the number you wish to round up.

significance is the multiple of significance you wish to round up to. It is an optional parameter. If it is omitted, the default value of 1 is used.

mode specifies if negative numbers are rounded towards or away from zero. It is an optional parameter that does not affect positive numbers. If it is omitted or set to 0, negative numbers are rounded towards zero. If any other numeric value is specified, negative numbers are rounded away from zero.

The numeric values can be entered manually or included into the cell you make reference to.

To apply the CEILING.MATH function,

  1. select the cell where you wish to display the result,
  2. click the Insert function Insert function icon icon situated at the top toolbar,
    or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
    or click the Function icon icon situated at the formula bar,
  3. select the Math and trigonometry function group from the list,
  4. click the CEILING.MATH function,
  5. enter the required arguments separating them by comma,
  6. press the Enter button.

The result will be displayed in the selected cell.


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