# Documentation/Calc Functions/CEILING.MATH

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CEILING.MATH

Mathematical

## Summary:

Rounds a number to the nearest multiple of a significance value.

For a positive number the function rounds up (away from zero). For a negative number, the direction of rounding is determined by the value of a mode parameter. The sign of the significance value is ignored. Note: This function is available since LibreOfficeDev 5.0.

## Syntax:

CEILING.MATH(Number [; Significance [; Mode]])

## Returns:

Returns an integer value.

## Arguments:

Number Number is the real number that is to be rounded, or a reference to a cell containing the number.

Significance (optional) is the real number value, or a reference to a cell containing the value, to whose multiple Number is to be rounded. It defaults to +1 or -1 depending on the sign of Number.

Mode (optional) is a number, or a reference to a cell containing a number. The function only uses Mode if both Number and Significance are negative. Then if Mode is given and not equal to zero, numbers are rounded down (away from zero). If Mode is equal to zero or not given, negative numbers are rounded up (towards zero). Warning: This function exists for interoperability with Microsoft Excel 2013 or newer.

## Examples:

Formula Description Returns
=CEILING.MATH(11.5) rounds up 11.5 to nearest multiple of +1(default) 12
=CEILING.MATH(-11.5) rounds up -11.5 to nearest multiple of -1(default) -11
=CEILING.MATH(-11;-2) rounds up -11 to nearest multiple of -2 -10
=CEILING.MATH(-10;-3;1) rounds down -10 to nearest multiple of -3 under mode 1 which is not 0 hence result will be away from 0 -12
=CEILING.MATH(-11.67;-2;0) rounds up -11.67 to nearest multiple of -2 under mode 0 i.e. towards 0 -10
=CEILING.MATH(-11.67;-2;1) rounds down -11.67 to nearest multiple of -2 under mode 1 which is not 0 hence result will be away from 0 -12
=CEILING.MATH(11.5;-1) rounds up 11.5 to nearest multiple of -1 but due to opposite sign this will return an error value Err:502

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