Rounding full numbers (percentage) to nearest 10
I am trying to find a formula to round in full numbers (not decimal places). I have a column that creates a percentage of "investment paid", and I want to round this to the nearest 10. Ie; if the percentage result in the column is 59%, I would like this to display as 60%. And conversely, if the percentage result is 61%, I want this to display as 60%.
(This is due to slight discrepancies in actual payments received due to bank fees and other adjustments, yet I need the percentage figure to be a round number to the nearest 10 for further use in additional calculations elsewhere in the sheet).
My current formula for working out the percentage is: =SUM([Paid to Date]98 / [Committed Capital]98)
Can you please help.
Cheers
Catherine
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Try using the ROUND function and in the portion for number of decimal places, use 1. This should work for you.

Paul,
I tried that earlier today, and it didn't seem to work with percentages. I haven't had time to delve deeper yet.
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Andrée
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Ah. That makes sense since percentages are actually decimals instead of whole numbers. I haven't had much time to do any testing either, but do you think this will work? It sounds like it should...
What about multiplying the result by 100 to get a whole number, round THAT, then divide by 100 to get it back into decimal form for a percentage?
=ROUND(original formula * 100, 1) / 100

Nicely done!
Yes, that should work I think!
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Awesome!!
Catherine:
Let us know if this works for you...

That worked perfectly, thanks Paul!!

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