# How to round to the nearest whole number in Excel

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When working with numbers, many times you need to round a decimal value to the nearest whole number. In Excel, there are several ways of doing so.

## Option 1 – Use the Decrease decimal button

### Step 1 – Decrease the decimals

• Select the cells
• Go to Home > Number
• Keep clicking the Decrease Decimal button until the number becomes a whole number

## Step 2 – Check the result

• This changes only the display of the number and does not change the number itself

## Option 2 – Format the cell

### Step 1 – Open the Format Cells window

• Select the cells
• Go to Home > Number  and click on the arrow to expand the menu

OR

Right-click and select Format Cells  from the context menu

OR

Go to Home > Cells > Format > Format Cells

• Go to the Number option on the Number tab
• Change the Decimal places to zero (0)

## Step 2 – Check the result

• This changes only the display of the number and does not change the number itself

## Option 3 – Use any of the ROUND functions

### Step 1 – Use the ROUND() function with zero decimal places

• Select the destination cell
• Type the formula:

=round(<cell reference of the number to be rounded>,0)

• Copy the formula to the rest of the cells
• The numbers are rounded to the nearest whole number (either up or down) depending on the value of the numbers after the decimal point

### Step 2 – Use the ROUNDUP() function with zero decimal places

• Select the destination cell
• Type the formula:

=roundup(<cell reference of the number to be rounded>,0)

• Copy the formula to the rest of the cells
• The numbers are rounded up to the nearest whole number

### Step 3 – Use the ROUNDDOWN() function with zero decimal places

• Select the destination cell
• Type the formula:

=rounddown(<cell reference of the number to be rounded>,0)

• Copy the formula to the rest of the cells
• The numbers are rounded down to the nearest whole number

### Step 4 – Use the MROUND() function with a multiple of 1

• Select the destination cell
• Type the formula:

=mround(<cell reference of the number to be rounded>,1)

• Copy the formula to the rest of the cells
• The numbers are rounded down to the nearest whole number

### Step 5 – Check the result

• The ROUND functions change the number itself and not just the display