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How to Use Excel FLOOR.MATH Function?

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Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft. We can perform various mathematical calculations on it. The Excel FLOOR.MATH function can round a given number down to the nearest specified multiple. Whenever you want to round down the values in a huge list, then we recommend you use this function. It helps to finish the work within a few seconds.

In this article, you will understand how to use Excel FLOOR.MATH function in the spreadsheet. Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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Excel FLOOR.MATH Function

What is the FLOOR.MATH Function?

FLOOR.MATH is one of the built-in functions in Microsoft Excel. It comes under Math functions. We can use this function in our spreadsheet whenever we want to round down a given number to the nearest specified multiple.

1) Syntax

  • This is the basic syntax of the Excel FLOOR.MATH Function.
  • You can apply the formula and hit the Enter button to get the result.

=FLOOR.MATH(number, [significance], [mode])

2) Arguments

  • Number – The input number is to be rounded.
  • Significance – It is optional. The multiple for rounding the input number. If you cannot give a significance value, it takes one by default.
  • Mode – It is optional. The method is a direction to round the negative numbers round (towards or away from 0).

3) Motive

  • This function helps to round the given number down to the nearest specified multiple.

4) Return Value

  • It returns the rounded number.

Note: If any of the arguments is a non-numeric value, it returns #VALUE! Error.

What Will FLOOR.MATH Function Do?

As we said earlier, the FLOOR.MATH function will return a rounded number based on the nearest specified multiple. This function is categorized as “Math” in Excel. This function provides support for rounding negative numbers. If it is a positive number with decimal values, it could be rounded to the nearest integer. If it is a negative number with decimal values, it could be rounded away from zero.

Step 1: For example, we have a set of integer values in the range B3:D8. and we want to round down those values with the help of the FLOOR.MATH Function.

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Input Values

Step 2: Now, we need to apply the following formula in any cell where we want to get the result.


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Input Values

Step 3: Now, click on the Enter button to get the result.


Step 4: In order to fill down the remaining cells, you just need to drag the first cell. It will auto-fill the remaining values, as shown in the below image.

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Fill down values

We hope that the given scenario helped you to understand the FLOOR.MATH function. Move to the below section if you have any confusion related to the working nature of this function.

Alternate Example

Here we will see how to apply the FLOOR.MATH function in the spreadsheet with simple examples.

1) Suppose you want to round the integer values on your spreadsheet, then you can directly apply the formula in the cell.

2) For example, we want to round the integer 5.73 by 3. We can apply the following formula in a cell where we want the result.


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Type the formula

3) Hit the Enter button to get the result, as shown in the below image.


By doing so, you can quickly round the integers using the FLOOR.MATH function.

Input that Causes Error

  • If any of the arguments is a non-numeric value, it returns #VALUE! Error.
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Example 2


To understand the usage of the FLOOR.MATH function, we have referred to the following articles. They helped us to know the purpose of this function. You can also check them out using the links: Excel FLOOR.MATH function[1], and What is FLOOR function?[2].


The Bottom Line

With the help of the given scenarios and examples, you can easily understand the purpose of the FLOOR.MATH function in Excel and how to apply it in the spreadsheet. The screenshots help to learn it even easier. Drop your feedback in the below comment section. Thanks for visiting AawExcel. Keep Learning!!

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Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to use the Excel FLOOR.MATH function in the spreadsheet with proper examples.

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