# Documentation/Calc Functions/EVEN

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## Function name:

EVEN

## Category:

Mathematical

## Summary:

Rounds a positive number up to the next even integer and a negative number down to the next even integer.

## Syntax:

EVEN(**Number**)

## Returns:

Returns **Number** rounded to the next even integer up, away from zero.

## Arguments:

**Number** is a real number or a reference to the cell containing that number whose even rounded up/down value is to be calculated.

# Additional details:

None

## Examples:

Formula | Description | Returns |
---|---|---|

=EVEN(2.3) | rounds up 2.3 to the nearest even integer | 4 |

=EVEN(2) | rounds up 2 to the nearest even integer | 2 |

=EVEN(0) | rounds up 0 to the nearest even integer | 0 |

=EVEN(-0.5) | rounds down -0.5 to the nearest even integer | -2 |

=EVEN(-5) | rounds down -5 to the nearest even integer | -6 |

## Related LibreOffice functions:

## ODF standard:

## Equivalent Excel functions:

EVEN