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### Rounding numbers

Hi,

Can you tell me if it is possible to round numbers on excel to the next 50p? I realise that this is not the conventional way to round numbers. If, for example, a number is 34.02 I need it to round up to 34.50. Also, if a number appears as 56.73 I need it to round up to 57.00. Is this possible and, if so, how do I do it?

Many thanks!

Emma

### RE: Rounding numbers

Well Emma, that is a good one.

Try this:

=CEILING(A1,0.5)

Where A1 is the cell you want to round.
You could also nest another function where A1 is:

IE:

=CEILING(SUM(A1+A2),0.5)

OR

=CEILING(A1*0.12,0.5)

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If you have a cell in your Excel spreadsheet that contains a lot of text and you want to divide it into separate columns, this can only be done if there is a logical character which separates the text, for example, a comma.

Select the cells you would like to convert. On the Data tab, click Text to Columns. Choose the format of your current data.

Select Delimited if the text contains a logical character otherwise select Fixed Width if there are a certain number of spaces between each field.

Click Next when a preview of the data appears. Then select the type of character that separates the various fields. If the character is not listed, select Other and enter the character.

Click Next again and then choose the format for each of the columns. Select the column heading in the Data preview and then select a data type from the Column data format options.

Click Finish and the text will appear in several columns.

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