# FLOOR.PRECISE function

Returns a number that is rounded down to the nearest integer or to the nearest multiple of significance. Regardless of the sign of the number, the number is rounded down. However, if the number or the significance is zero, zero is returned.

## Syntax

FLOOR.PRECISE(number, [significance])

The FLOOR.PRECISE function syntax has the following arguments:

• Number    Required. The value to be rounded.

• Significance    Optional. The multiple to which number is to be rounded.

If significance is omitted, its default value is 1.

## Remarks

• The absolute value of the multiple is used, so that the FLOOR.PRECISE function returns the mathematical floor irrespective of the signs of number and significance.

## Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

Formula

Description

=FLOOR.PRECISE(-3.2,-1)

Rounds -3.2 down to the nearest multiple of -1

-4

=FLOOR.PRECISE(3.2, 1)

Rounds 3.2 down to the nearest multiple of 1

3

=FLOOR.PRECISE(-3.2, 1)

Rounds -3.2 down to the nearest multiple of 1

-4

=FLOOR.PRECISE(3.2,-1)

rounds 3.2 down to the nearest multiple of -1

3

=FLOOR.PRECISE(3.2)

Rounds 3.2 down to nearest multiple of 1

3

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