Simply put, the ROUND function enables us to round numbers. That's it.

So if we had the following number:

I could round it to 2 decimal places using the ROUND function:

The ROUND function allows us to round a given **number** to a specific **decimal place**.

Let's first check out the ROUND function template, and then apply it.

=ROUND(**number**, **num_digits**)

In the above situation, we wanted to round 5.6324...

=ROUND(5.6324, **num_digits**)

...to 2 decimal places.

=ROUND(5.6324, 2)

When we plug this into Excel, we get the same output as we got on the calculator!

It's important to remember...

The **num_digits** argument doesn't represent the total number of digits, it represents the number of digits after the **decimal** **point**!

For example, if we wanted to round to a whole number, all we'd need to do is place a "0" as the second argument, signifying we want 0 digits after the decimal point.