How to round to fractions in Excel 2003

How to round to fractions in Excel 2003

Samuel Murray
Netherlands
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 Oct 1, 2013

Hello everyone

I want Excel 2003 to round down hours to the nearest 0.5. What formula do I need for that?

In other words:
* if the cell's value is 1.8, I want to round it to 2.0.
* if the cell's value is 1.7, I want to round it to 1.5.
* if the cell's value is 1.6, I want to round it to 1.5.
* if the cell's value is 1.4, I want to round it to 1.5.
* if the cell's value is 1.3, I want to round it to 1.5.
* if the cell's value is 1.2, I want to round it to 1.0.
* if the cell's value is 1.1, I want to round it to 1.0.

Thanks!
Samuel

Marie-Helene Dubois
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 MRound function Oct 1, 2013

Hi Samuel,

You need the MROUND function for that.
You need the original figure in one cell and the new (rounded up or down) figure in another cell for this to work.

Here is a really good and clear tutorial that shows you the formula to use:

You would just use MROUND([cell number with original value],[rounding value, in your case 0.5]). You can then just drag this formula down to apply it to all cells.

Marie-Helene Dubois
Spain
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 here's how it looks on my Excel Oct 1, 2013

=MROUND(A1;0,5)

as an example. I'm using 2007 and the non-English number format though so you may need to adjust accordingly.

Oh and I forgot to say, make sure you format the results column to show at least one decimal place or Excel will round up/down even further.

[Edited at 2013-10-01 14:17 GMT]

Attila Piróth
France
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 Another simple option Oct 1, 2013

Multiply by 2, round it to the nearest integer, divide by 2.

Best,
Attila

Kirsten Bodart
United Kingdom
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 Help function Oct 1, 2013

I think you should also be able to find it in the integrated help function, but About.com is also good.

Samuel Murray
Netherlands
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Member (2006)
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 Thanks everyone Oct 1, 2013

Samuel Murray wrote:
I want Excel 2003 to round down hours to the nearest 0.5. What formula do I need for that?

Thanks, everyone, for your answers. I did read the help files and suchlike, but I could not figure out which of the many examples applied to my specific situation.

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