# Excel ROUNDUP function

## Summary

The Excel ROUNDUP function rounds a number up, away from zero, to a specified number of digits. It is commonly used in scenarios where you need to increase a number to the nearest specified decimal or integer, such as in financial estimations, calculating dimensions in construction, or when working with specific measurement standards.
##### Syntax
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=ROUNDUP(number, num_digits)
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• number: The number to round up
• num_digits: The number of digits to which you want to round up the number
##### Return value
The number rounded up to the specified number of digits.

## How to use

Use ROUNDUP by entering the number to be rounded and specifying the number of digits for rounding. If num_digits is greater than 0, the function rounds up to the specified number of decimal places. If num_digits is 0, it rounds up to the nearest integer. If num_digits is less than 0, it rounds up to the left of the decimal point.

## Examples

##### Simple ROUNDUP

Rounding Up to a Specific Decimal Place: To round a number up to two decimal places:

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=ROUNDUP(3.14159, 2)
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This formula rounds 3.14159 up to 3.15.
##### ROUNDUP to Tens and Hundreds
Rounding up with negative num_digits: Rounding a number up to the nearest ten:
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=ROUNDUP(157, -1)
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Rounds 157 up to 160 (nearest ten).
##### ROUNDUP for Clean Display
Rounding Up Inventory Counts: Applying ROUNDUP in inventory calculations:
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=ROUNDUP(Quantity, 0)
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Rounds up the Quantity to the nearest whole number, useful for inventory counts where partial items are not counted.