CEILING Function Excel

This Excel Tutorial demonstrates how to use the Excel CEILING Function in Excel to round a number up, with formula examples.

CEILING Function Description:

The CEILING Function Rounds a number up, to the nearest specified multiple.

Formula Examples:

ceiling function examples

ExampleFormulaResult
5=CEILING(B5,C5)10
10=CEILING(B6,C6)12
0.05=CEILING(B7,C7)0.1
-5=CEILING(B8,C8)-10
-0.15=CEILING(B9,C9)-0.1

Syntax and Arguments:

The Syntax for the CEILING Formula is:

Function Arguments ( Inputs ):

number – A number.

significance – The multiple to which to round the number. The sign much match the number. So if the number is negative, the significance must also be negative.

Additional Notes

Use the CEILING Function to round a number up to the nearest multiple. Simply enter the number to round (or a cell reference containing the number). Then enter the multiple to round to.

CEILING Examples in VBA

You can also use the CEILING function in VBA. Type:
application.worksheetfunction.ceiling(number,significance)
For the function arguments (number, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.

Return to the List of all Functions in Excel

How to use the CEILING Function in Excel:

To use the AND Excel Worksheet Function, type the following into a cell:
=AND(
After entering it in the cell, notice how the AND formula inputs appear below the cell:
ceiling formula syntax
You will need to enter these inputs into the function. The function inputs are covered in more detail in the next section. However, if you ever need more help with the function, after typing “=CEILING(” into a cell, without leaving the cell, use the shortcut CTRL + A (A for Arguments) to open the “Insert Function Dialog Box” for detailed instructions:
how to use the ceiling function in excel

For more information about the CEILING Formula visit the
Microsoft Website.

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