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Excel INT Function

The INT function returns the integer part of a number by rounding it down to the nearest integer.

int function 1


=INT (number)


  • Number (required): The value to round down to an integer.

Return value

The INT function returns a numeric value.

Function notes

  1. Number, the only argument in the INT function, should be supplied as a numeric value.
  2. INT function will return the #VALUE! error if number is nonnumeric.
  3. When number is an integer, the function returns the same value as supplied. No rounding occurs.


Supposing, you want to get the integer part of numbers after rounding down in the table below. Please do as follows.

1. Copy the formula below into cell C4.

=INT (B4)

2. Then drag the fill handle down to the cells you want to apply this formula too. The results are as the following screenshot shows.

int function 2


  1. As we can see in the example above, when numbers are negative, the results are more negative.
  2. We can directly input value in the number argument in the formula. For example, the formula in cell C4 can be changed to:

    =INT (-5.66)

Relative Functions:

  • Excel EVEN Function
    The EVEN function rounds numbers away from zero to the nearest even integer.

  • Excel EXP Function
    The EXP function returns the result of the constant e raised to the nth power.

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