# Thread: Banker's Round / Half to Even Rounding problem Thanks: 0 Likes: 0

1. ## Banker's Round / Half to Even Rounding problem

I had a need for a Banker's rounding formula (aka Half Round to Even) so I did some searching and found a Mr. Excel video referencing a formula by Barry Houdini. My need was to round figures to the nearest even penny. (5.145 rounds to 5.14 and 5.155 rounds to 5.16) This is designed to keep the overall total close to the actual figure by sometimes rounding up and sometimes rounding down on an exact half cent.

The formula in question is: =ROUND(A1,2)-(MOD(A1,10)*1000,20)=5)/100

I found an interesting problem with it when the figure being rounded is based upon a calculation vs. just a number. In cell A1, I have a calculation and in cell A2, I have the same number just keyed in with no formula. One works and one doesn't and I can't see why. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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6.5250000000000000 6.53
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2. ## Re: Banker's Round / Half to Even Rounding problem

The formula in question is: =ROUND(A1,2)-(MOD(A1,10)*1000,20)=5)/100
Sorry, this should have been: =ROUND(A1,2)-(MOD(A1*1000,20)=5)/100

3. ## Re: Banker's Round / Half to Even Rounding problem

As reluctant as I am to modify one of barry's formulas, maybe

=ROUND(A1,2) - (MOD(ROUND(A1, 4) * 1000,20)=5)/100

4. ## Re: Banker's Round / Half to Even Rounding problem

Originally Posted by shg
As reluctant as I am to modify one of barry's formulas, maybe

=ROUND(A1,2) - (MOD(ROUND(A1, 4) * 1000,20)=5)/100

shg.... Sorry, just getting back to this thread. After posting my original post, I did try the same thing you did but I rounded A1 to 5 spaces which worked. I then changed it to 10 just to be safe and it still worked so I left it at that. I guess it has something to do with the calculation. ??

Thanks for the help

5. ## Re: Banker's Round / Half to Even Rounding problem

If you were doing this in VBA with data type Currency, the least significant bit is exactly \$0.0001 -- that's why I chose four decimals. If 10 works for you, that's fine, but if the dollar values are > \$10,000, rounding to 10 decimals doesn't do anything.

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