The **EVEN **function in Excel is a tool that can round up a number to the nearest even integer. It takes one argument, which is the number you want to round up. To use it, simply enter the function into the cell where you want the result to appear and specify the number you want to round up. The function will always return an even integer. This function can be useful when working with data that involves even numbers, such as quantities, amounts, or pricing. By using this function, you can ensure that your data remains consistent and meets any requirements that demand even numbers.

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## Introduction to EVEN Function in Excel

**Function Objective:**

The **EVEN **function is used to round any number to a nearly even integer number. If you give a float value in the **EVEN **function, it will give you an even number nearly to the fraction value.

**Syntax**:

**=EVEN(Number)**

**Argument Explanation:**

Here in argument, you can use any number, cell, or calculation of cells to round them up into the nearest even number.

## 5 Examples of Using EVEN Function in Excel

In this section, we are going to give **5** examples of using the **EVEN **function in Excel. We will be using different datasets each time to demonstrate the usage of the function. In the final example, we will be using another form of usage of the function.

### 1. Using EVEN Function to Round Up Selling Price

In this article, we are going to figure out how to use the **EVEN **function to round up fractional selling prices. We have used the** EVEN(Range) **function to round up to an even number of the fractional selling prices. In order to do so, we are going to follow the method given below using the dataset below.

- To do so, we are going to write the
**EVEN**function in the**E5**The formula for this dataset is as follows.

`=EVEN(D5)`

- Now we are going to fill up the
**E5**to**E10**cell by dragging the**Fill Handle**icon after pressing**Enter**in the**E5**cell**.**

### 2. Even Rounding Required Days by EVEN Function

In this section, we are going to show a moderately advanced example of using the **EVEN **function. Here we are going to create a rounded “Required Days” column. In order to do so, we are going to follow the steps given below using the dataset below.

- We have subtracted “Last Sale Date” from “Expected Arrival” to find “Required Days” and then used it in the
**EVEN**function like the following formula.

`=EVEN(D5-C5)`

- Now we are going to fill up the
**E5**to**E10**cell by dragging the**Fill Handle**icon after pressing**Enter**in the**E5**cell**.**

### 3. Rounding Up Grades Using EVEN Function

We are going to round up the marking of different student IDs. We are going to use the Excel **EVEN **function in Excel for that. To do so we are going to follow the method below using the dataset below.

- First, we are going to use the following formula in the
**E5**

`=EVEN(D5)`

- Now we are going to press
**Enter**and drag down the fill icon from**E5 to E10**.

### 4. Rounding Up Weight Using EVEN Function

Here is another example of the usage. There is a list of structures with the required amount of materials. While buying them, we need a rounder number instead of the exact cut amount. we are going to round up the weight to make the process of buying cement easier. To do so we are going to follow the methods below using the dataset given below.

- First, we are going to use the following formula in cell
**E5**.

`=EVEN(D5)`

- Then we are going to press
**Enter**and fill up**E5**to**E10**to find out the rounded weight in Kg.

### 5. Conditional Formatting Rows Using EVEN Function

Here is another practical use of the **EVEN **function in Excel: using it in conditional formatting. This is probably the most widespread use of the function. We are going to change the cell color of the even rows to light yellow using the **EVEN **function. In order to do so, we are going through the steps below using the dataset below.

- Now we are going to select the dataset (
**B5:D10**). - Then go to
**Home**>>**Conditional Formatting**>>**New Rule**.

- Now we are going to press
**“Use a formula to determine which cells to format”**under the**Select a Rule Type** - Then we are going to use the following formula in the formula field and press the
**Format**button.

`=EVEN(ROW())=ROW()`

- A window will pop up. We are going to select yellow fill here.

- Finally, we will get the yellow-colored even cells.

## Frequently Asked Questions

**1. Can the EVEN function be used with negative numbers in Excel?**

Yes, the **EVEN **function in Excel can be used with negative numbers. It will round the number up to the nearest even negative integer.

**2. What happens if I enter text or an empty cell as the argument for the EVEN function in Excel?**

If you enter text or an empty cell as the argument for the **EVEN **function in Excel, it will return a** #VALUE! **error.

**3. Can I use the EVEN function in Excel to round to odd integers?**

No, the **EVEN **function in Excel can only round to even integers. To round to odd integers, use the **ODD **function instead.

**4. Is the EVEN function in Excel case-sensitive?**

No, the **EVEN **function in Excel is not case-sensitive. You can use either uppercase or lowercase letters when typing the function name.

**5. Can I use the EVEN function in Excel to round to a specific decimal place?**

No, the **EVEN **function in Excel can only round to the nearest even integer. To round to a specific decimal place, use the **ROUND** function instead.

## Things To Remember

Here are some things to remember when using the Excel **EVEN **function:

- The
**EVEN**function rounds a given number up to the nearest even integer. - The syntax of the function is “
**=EVEN(number)**“, where “**number**” is the value you want to round. - The function only requires one argument, the “
**number**” argument. - The function can be used with negative numbers.
- If you enter text or an empty cell as the argument, the function will return a
**#VALUE!** - The function can only round to even integers, not odd integers or specific decimal places.
- To round integers to odd integers, use the
**ODD**function instead. - The function is not case-sensitive, so you can use uppercase or lowercase letters when typing the function name.
- The function can be used in combination with other functions to perform more complex calculations.
- Remember to double-check the results of the function to make sure they are accurate for your specific needs.

## Conclusion

In conclusion, the **EVEN **function in Excel is a simple yet useful tool for rounding numbers up to the nearest even integer. With just one argument, the function can quickly and easily round both positive and negative numbers to the nearest even number. However, it’s important to remember that the function can only round to even integers, and not odd integers or specific decimal places. For those calculations, other functions such as **ODD **or **ROUND **should be used instead. By keeping these tips in mind, the **EVEN **function can be a valuable tool in Excel for efficiently working with numbers.