# EVEN

The EVEN function rounds a number up to the nearest even integer. It is helpful when you need to manipulate numbers for even-number increments or calculations.

## Syntax

=EVEN(`number`

)

`number` | The number you want to round up to the nearest even integer. |

## About EVEN

When you find yourself in a scenario where you require numbers to be cleanly divisible by two, the Excel EVEN function comes to your aid. By instantly rounding a numerical value up to the closest even integer, EVEN proves invaluable for various numerical applications, especially those demanding precise even values. Whether analyzing data sets, financial figures, or mathematical models, EVEN simplifies the process by ensuring numbers are conveniently divisible by two. Moreover, it facilitates streamlined operations where even multiples are essential for accurate computations and visual representations.

## Examples

Suppose you have a number 27. To round this number up to the nearest even integer using the EVEN function, you can use the following formula: =EVEN(27). This will return 28, the nearest even number greater than 27.

If you have a decimal number like 18.9, and you want to round it up to the closest even integer, you can use the EVEN function: =EVEN(18.9). Excel will return 20, the next even number greater than 18.9.

## Questions

**How does the EVEN function handle negative numbers?**

The EVEN function treats negative numbers similarly to positive numbers. It will round a negative number up to the nearest even integer. So, if you input a negative number like -9 to the EVEN function, it will return -8, the nearest even number greater than -9.

**What happens if I input an even integer into the EVEN function?**

If you input an even integer into the EVEN function, it will simply return the same even integer. The function ensures that if the input number is already an even number, it remains unchanged after the rounding process.

**Can the EVEN function be embedded within other Excel formulas or functions?**

Yes, absolutely! The EVEN function can be integrated into various Excel formulas or functions where rounded even numbers are required. You can use it within complex calculations or alongside other functions to streamline your data management and analysis tasks.

## Related functions

ODD

CEILING

MROUND

ROUND