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

## ROUNDUP Function Overview

The ROUNDUP Function Rounds a number up (away from zero) to a specified number of digits.

To use the ROUNDUP Excel Worksheet Function, select a cell and type:

(Notice how the formula inputs appear)

### ROUNDUP Function Syntax and Inputs:

=ROUNDUP(number,num_digits)

**number** – A number.

**num_digits** – The number of decimal places to round. Negative rounds to the left of the decimal.

## How to use the ROUNDUP Function

### Round up to Nearest Whole Number

To round up to the nearest whole number set the *num_digits* argument to 0.

=ROUNDUP(A2,0)

### Round up to Two Decimal Places

To round up to two decimal places, set the *num_digits* argument to 2. Here we will round up a price to the nearest cent:

=ROUNDUP(A2,2)

### Round up to Nearest 10, 100, or 1000

To round up to the other side of the decimal (to 10, 100, or 1000s), use negative numbers for *num_digits*:

=ROUNDUP(A2,-1) =ROUNDUP(A2,-2) =ROUNDUP(A2,-3)

### Round up Percentages

When rounding up percentages remember that percentages are decimal values. So to round up to the nearest whole percentage use the ROUNDUP Function with *num_digits* = 2.

=ROUNDUP(A2,2)

## Other ROUND Functions / Formulas

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

Read our tutorials to learn more:

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

### ROUND and ROUNDDOWN

The ROUND and ROUNDDOWN Functions work exactly the same way as the ROUNDUP Function, except the ROUND Function uses normal rounding rules and ROUNDDOWN always rounds down.

=ROUND(A2,-2) =ROUNDDOWN(A2,-2)

### ROUND up to a Multiple

The CEILING Function is similar to the ROUNDUP Function. It will round a number up, but the CEILING Function allows you to round up to a specific multiple (instead of rounding to a specific number of digits).

## ROUNDUP in Google Sheets

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

## ROUNDUP Examples in VBA

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

`application.worksheetfunction.roundup(number,num_digits)`

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

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