# CEILING Function – Round to Multiple in Excel, VBA, G Sheets

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Last updated on November 7, 2023

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the CEILING Function in Excel to round a number up.

## How to use the CEILING Function

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

### Round up to Nearest 5, 50, or .5

To round up to the nearest 5, set the multiple argument to 5.

``=CEILING(B3,5)``

Alternatively, you can round up to the nearest .5 or 50 by changing the multiple argument.

``````=CEILING(A2,0.5)
=CEILING(A2,5)
=CEILING(A2,50)``````

### Round up to Nearest Quarter

You can also round a price up to the nearest quarter by setting multiple = .25.

``=CEILING(A2,0.25)``

### Round Time

The CEILING Function makes it easy to round up time. To round time up to a certain increment, just enter your desired unit of time using quotations. Here we will round up to the nearest 15 minutes.

``=CEILING(B3,"0:15")``

## Other ROUND Functions / Formulas

Excel / Google Sheets contains many other round functions. Here are quick examples of each:

Below, we will point out a few functions in particular.

### FLOOR and MROUND

The FLOOR and MROUND Functions work exactly the same as the CEILING Function, except the FLOOR Function always rounds down and the MROUND Function always rounds to the nearest multiple.

``````=MROUND(B3,5)
=FLOOR(B3,5)
=CEILING(B3,5)
``````

### ROUNDUP Function

Instead of using the CEILING Function to round up to a multiple, you can use the ROUNDUP Function to round a number up to a certain number of digits.

``=ROUNDUP(B3,2)``

The CEILING Function works exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel:

## CEILING Examples in VBA

You can also use the CEILING function in VBA. Type:

``application.worksheetfunction.ceiling(number,significance)``

Executing the following VBA statements

``````Range("C2") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Ceiling(Range("A2"), Range("B2"))
Range("C3") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Ceiling(Range("A3"), Range("B3"))
Range("C4") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Ceiling(Range("A4"), Range("B4"))
Range("C5") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Ceiling(Range("A5"), Range("B5"))
Range("C6") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Ceiling(Range("A6"), Range("B6"))
Range("C7") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Ceiling(Range("A7"), Range("B7"))
Range("C8") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Ceiling(Range("A8"), Range("B8"))
Range("C9") = Application.WorksheetFunction.Ceiling(Range("A9"), Range("B9"))``````

will produce the following results

For the function arguments (number, etc.), you can either enter them directly into the function, or define variables to use instead.