# Round a price to end in .99

=ROUND(price,0)-0.01

To round prices to end in the nearest, .99 value, you can use the ROUND function then subtract .01. In the example shown, the formula in C6 is:

=ROUND(B6,0)-0.01

which rounds the value in B6 to the nearest whole dollar, then subtracts .01.

In the example shown, the goal is to round a price to the nearest value ending in .99. So, for example, if a price is currently $5.31, the result should be $4.99. The best way to think about the problem is to restate it as "round a price to the nearest whole dollar, less 1 penny". In other words, the solution works in two parts: (1) round and (2) subtract.

For rounding, we use the ROUND function, with the *num_digits* argument set to zero (0) for no decimal places:

=ROUND(B6,0) // nearest dollar

The ROUND function with a zero will round to the nearest whole dollar. Once rounded, the formula simply subtracts 0.01 to get a .99 value. The formula in C6, copied down, is:

=ROUND(B6,0)-0.01

With the value in B6 of 63.39, the formula is solved like this:

### With MROUND

Other option for rounding in this case is the MROUND function. Instead of rounding to a specific number of decimal places, the MROUND rounds to the nearest multiple, provided as the *significance* argument. This means we can use MROUND to round to the nearest dollar by providing a multiple of 1 like this:

=MROUND(B6,1) // nearest dollar

The equivalent formula is then:

=MROUND(B6,1)-0.01

To force rounding *up* or *down* to the nearest multiple, see the CEILING and FLOOR functions.

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