# ODD

The ODD function in Excel is used to round a number up to the nearest odd integer. This function is helpful when you need to work with odd numbers specifically, such as in certain mathematical calculations or for formatting purposes.

## Syntax

=ODD(`number`

)

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

## About ODD

When you find yourself in need of rounding a number to the nearest odd integer, look no further than the ODD function in Excel. Perfect for situations where odd numbers play a crucial role in your calculations or presentation formats, this function ensures you're always working with the appropriate values required for your tasks. It's particularly handy in scenarios that demand odd values for symmetry, divisibility, or other mathematical requirements.

## Examples

If you have the number 8.5 and you want to round it up to the nearest odd integer using the ODD function, the formula would be '=ODD(8.5)', resulting in 9.

For the number 12.3, rounding up to the nearest odd integer with ODD would yield 13 as the output.

## Notes

The ODD function always rounds positive numbers up to the nearest odd integer. If the given number is already an odd integer, the function does not alter it. It's important to remember that the ODD function is specifically designed for rounding up to odd numbers, so it won't provide rounded results to even integers.

## Questions

**What happens if I input a negative number into the ODD function?**

The ODD function in Excel will still round a negative number up to the nearest odd integer. For example, if you input -4.7, the ODD function will return -3, the nearest odd integer greater than -4.7.

**Can the ODD function round numbers down to the nearest odd integer?**

No, the ODD function in Excel specifically rounds numbers up to the nearest odd integer. If you need to round a number down to the nearest odd integer, you'll need to use a different approach or combination of functions.

**Does the ODD function work with non-numeric inputs?**

No, the ODD function in Excel is designed to work solely with numeric inputs. If you provide a non-numeric input, the function will return a #VALUE! error.