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How to avoid rounding errors while calculating in Excel?

In sometimes, while you calculating some formulas in Excel, the result may be wrong because of the rounding as below screenshot shown. And how to avoid rounding errors while calculating in Excel?

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Avoid rounding errors by setting decimal place


Avoid rounding errors by setting decimal place


To avoid rounding errors while calculating, you can set the decimal place as you need.

1. Select the cells which contain formulas, and then right-click to select Format Cells from the context menu. See screenshot:
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2. Then in the Number tab, and select Number from the Category list, then in the right section, type a number into the Decimal places textbox until the correct result displaying in the Sample section. See screenshot:
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3. Click OK. Now the calculated results have been displayed correctly.
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Round (Rounding numbers, round down/up, round to even without formulas.)

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