# How to Round Down in Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel makes it easy to round down numbers with precision, a handy skill for any spreadsheet user. In this guide, we’ll show you how to round down in Microsoft Excel.

## How to Round Down in Microsoft Excel

Rounding down numbers in Microsoft Excel is a fundamental skill for precise data analysis and presentation. Follow these simple steps to ensure your spreadsheet calculations maintain accuracy and clarity.

• ### Step 1. Select the Cell

Choose the cell containing the number you want to round down.

• ### Step 2. Use the ROUNDDOWN Function

In the formula bar, type “=ROUNDDOWN(” and then select the cell containing the number you want to round down. Close the parenthesis.

• ### Step 3. Specify the Number of Decimal Places

If you want to round down to a specific number of decimal places, include the desired number after the comma in the ROUNDDOWN function.

• ### Step 4. Press Enter

Press Enter to apply the rounding down function and see the rounded down result in the selected cell.

• ### Step 5. Check the Result

Verify that the rounded down number accurately reflects your desired precision level.

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## FAQs

### How do I round down a number to the nearest whole number in Excel?

Use the ROUND.DOWN function to round down to the nearest whole number.

### Can I round down a number to a specific decimal place?

Yes, simply specify the desired decimal place in the ROUND.DOWN function.

### What if I want to round down negative numbers?

Excel’s ROUND.DOWN function handles negative numbers by rounding them towards negative infinity.

### Is there a shortcut key for rounding down in Excel?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a built-in shortcut key specifically for rounding down, but you can create custom shortcuts using macros.

### Can I round down numbers in a range of cells simultaneously?

Yes, you can apply the ROUND.DOWN function to an entire range of cells by selecting the range and entering the function once.