# CEILING.PRECISE Function in Excel

CEILING.PRECISE Function in Excel rounds a supplied number up (regardless of the significance’s sign), to the nearest multiple of a given number.

• Positive values are rounded away from zero(which becomes more positive)
• Negative numbers are rounded towards zero(which becomes less negative)

#### Syntax of CEILING.PRECISE Function in Excel

CEILING.PRECISE( number, [significance])

number – The Number to be rounded up

significance– Multiple of Significance to which the number has to be rounded to

Note: the arithmetic sign of the [significance] argument is ignored.

#### Example of CEILING.PRECISE Function in Excel

##### Formula • 15.25 with significance 1 and -1 will result in 16
• -15.25 with significance 1 and -1 will result in -15
• PRECISE rounds up regardless of significance sign, which means that there is no difference between -1 and 1 of significance values
##### Result Note: #VALUE! Error occurs if the supplied arguments are non-numeric.