In the example shown, we are rounding the values in column B (which are created with the PI function) using the numbers in column B for digits. The formula in cell D6 is This tells Excel to take the value in B6 (PI) and round it to the number of digits in cell C6 (4) with a result of 3.1416 In the table, the ROUND function is used to round the same number (PI) to a decreasing number of digits, starting at 4 and moving down past zero to -1. Notice that digits greater than zero round to the right of the decimal point, and digits less than or equal to zero round to the left.

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