2 Ways to Round to Nearest 50 Cents in Excel
Depending on what you want to round and how Excel has a number of distinct rounding functions. Depending on the arguments, each of the rounding functions assists in rounding a value to a specific number of decimal places. In this article, I will describe 4 formulas to round off prices to the nearest 50 cents in Excel.
Introduction to the Dataset
Here, I have some product names (Column A) and their unit prices (Column B) in the dataset. Next to these two columns, I have added another column (Column C), Rounded Price, for presenting the price round to the nearest 50 cents for each product.
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Using the MROUND function is the easiest and most secure way to round a number to the closest multiple. Note that the MROUND function is used to round values to the closest multiple. Sometimes the number is either an integer or a decimal.
=MROUND (number, multiple)
Step_1: First, type the formula in cell C2.
Step_2: Then press ENTER.
Step_3: After that copy the formula down to cell C11 by dragging the right-bottom corner of cell C2.
You can see, all the prices are rounded to the 50-cent price now. Like the value in cell B2, $1.46, is rounded up and expressed as $1.50. But in cell B5, the price of Uno Wear is rounded down from $54.11 to $54.00 since it is the nearest rounded value of $54.11. If it was rounded upward ($54.50), the difference from the main value would have increased have from the main value. Our target is to bring out the nearest values.
As specified by the syntax of the MROUND function, B2 indicates the number in the formula. And 0.51 is the multiple. The multiple specifies that the formula has to return the nearest multiple of 0.5 of the mentioned number i.e. $1.46.
If you change the multiple, 0.5, and mention something else, for example, 0.2, the answer will be changed. It will return the nearest multiple of 0.2 of $1.46.
Alternative Formula #1: Round to Nearest 50 Cents Using ROUND Function in Excel
Another way to round off prices to their nearest 50 cents is using the ROUND function in Excel.
=ROUND (number, num_digits)
Step_1: At first, type the formula in cell C2.
Step_2: Press the ENTER key.
Step_3: Finally, copy the formula down to cell C8 by dragging the right-bottom corner of cell C2.
The ROUND function performed successfully, rounding all column B value prices to the nearest 50 cents.
B2*2 represents the number argument. The B2 is multiplied by 2 to make the value double, which is $2.92. The 0 is the num_digit argument. The 0 indicates that there will be no numbers after the decimal point. So, the values will be either odd or even integers. In my case, the rounded value is $3.00. But since I multiplied cell B2 by 2 at first, that’s why I divided the entire formula by 2. So, finally, it returns our answer in cell C2.
I’ve discussed two methods for rounding off prices to the nearest 50 cents in Excel. This article is meant to be helpful, I hope. Additionally, feel free to post any questions you may have in the comment box below. For more articles like this one on Excel, please visit our blog page. Thank you, and have a great day!