## You are learning Functions and Formulas in MS Excel

What is the ROUND function used for?

The ROUND function in Excel is used to round a number to a specified number of decimal places. It simplifies numbers by removing insignificant digits while keeping the value close to its original form.

Here's a breakdown of how it works:

* Syntax: `=ROUND(number, num_digits)`

* `number`: This is the real number you want to round.

* `num_digits`: This specifies the number of decimal places to round to.

* Rounding Rules:

* Positive `num_digits`: Rounds the number to the specified number of decimal places to the right of the decimal point. (e.g., `=ROUND(3.14159, 2)` becomes `3.14`)

* Zero `num_digits`: Rounds the number to the nearest whole number. (e.g., `=ROUND(2.5, 0)` becomes `3`)

* Negative `num_digits`: Rounds the number to the left of the decimal point, essentially rounding to the nearest 10s, 100s, 1000s, and so on. (e.g., `=ROUND(1234.56, -1)` becomes `1230`)

Example:

Suppose you have a cell (A1) containing the value 22.5863.

* `=ROUND(A1,2)` would round it to two decimal places, resulting in 22.59.

* `=ROUND(A1,0)` would round it to the nearest whole number, giving you 23.

* `=ROUND(A1,-1)` would round it to the nearest ten, displaying 1230.

The ROUND function is helpful for various tasks in Excel, such as:

* Cleaning financial data by removing unnecessary decimal places.

* Standardizing data presentation for consistency.

* Creating charts with a clearer visual representation of values.