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Excel FLOOR.PRECISE Function

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If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.

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The ExcelFLOOR.PRECISE function rounds a given number down to the nearest integer or nearest multiple of the specified significance.

Differ from FLOOR function, the argument significance of FLOOR.PRECISE function can be omitted (if it is omitted, the number will be rounded down to the nearest integer, for example, FLOOR.PRECISE(4.5)=4). Differ from FLOOR.MATH function, FLOOR.PRECISE function has no argument mode, and always rounds a negative number down (away from 0).

Syntax and arguments

Formula syntax

FLOOR.PRECISE(number, [significance])


  • Number: Required, the number that used to round.
  • Significance: Optional, the multiple to which used to round. Default is 1 if it is omitted. Note the arithmetic sign of significance is ignored.

Return Value

The FLOOR.PRECISE function returns to a numeric value.


#VALUE! error value occurs when the anyone of arguments is not a numeric value.


If the argument number is an exact multiple of significance, FLOOR.PRECISE function returns to the number itself, for example, FLOOR.PRECISE (10,2)=10.


Excel 2010 or later

Usage and Examples

Example: basic usage

In table B4:C8 which contains the numbers and specified significances, you can use FLOOR.PRECISE function to round numbers down and get the nearest integers or multiples as this:


Press Enter key to get the first result, then drag autofill handle down to get all results.

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Relative Functions:

  • Excel FACT Function
    The FACT function eturns the factorial of a given number. For example, FACT(5)=120, equivalent to 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1.

  • Excel FACTDOUBLE Function
    The FACTDOUBLE function returns the double factorial of a given number. For example, FACTDOUBLE(5)=15, equivalent 5 x 3 x 1.

  • Excel FLOOR Function
    The FLOOR function rounds a given number down to the nearest multiple of the specified significance.

  • Excel FLOOR.MATH Function
    The Excel FLOOR.MATH function rounds a given number down to the nearest integer or nearest multiple of the specified significance.

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