How to round off number after multiplication??

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# Thread: How to round off number after multiplication??

1. ## How to round off number after multiplication??

OK, this might be an easy question for someone other than myself. I am a beginning excel user who is having a difficult time getting my spreadsheet to do right.

I am multiplying a salary by a percentage. I have the destination column for the answer in accounting format so it will will only display 2 numbers to the right of the decimal point and put the dollar sign in etc.

However, when I go to sum all of the entries in the destination column, it gives be a figure but it is usually off by 1-2 cents.

I figure that it has something to do with a rounding issue.

Can anyone give me an example formula of how to multiply a column X a percentage & round off the resulting number to 2 digits to the right of the decimal point so when I go to add the column it gives me the correct number??

Thanks!!

2. ## Re: How to round off number after multiplication??

Welcome to the Board.

Example:

=ROUND(A1*B1,2)

3. ## Re: How to round off number after multiplication??

Well, the way you describe your problem seems a bit liek something ebsides rounding is the issue. maybe give us an example.

Normally, you would use the ROUND function and to go out to 2 decimals it would be something like:

=ROUND(D16*D17,2)

Its just that, the way you describe the issue, the Accounting format and rounding to 2 digits should give you the same answer. So I'm not sure what exactly is going on in this situation.

4. ## Re: How to round off number after multiplication??

Welcome to the board...

Use the ROUND function..

Try
=ROUND(A1*10%,2)

Hope that helps..

5. ## Re: How to round off number after multiplication??

Thanks alot. I tried it and this solves my problems!!!

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