# ODD Function in Excel

ODD Function in Microsoft Excel

### Part 1: Introduce

Definition:
The ODD function in Microsoft Excel is designed to return a number rounded up to the nearest odd integer.

Purpose:
The primary purpose of the ODD function is to round a given number to its closest odd integer.

Syntax & Arguments:

syntax
```ODD(number) ```

Explain the Arguments in the function:

• Number: This is a required argument. It represents the value that you wish to round.

Return value:
The function will return a number rounded up to the nearest odd integer.

Remarks:

• If the provided number is nonnumeric, the ODD function will return the #VALUE! Error value.
• Regardless of the sign of the number, the value is rounded up when adjusted away from zero. If the number is already an odd integer, no rounding will occur.

### Part 2: Examples

Example 1:
Purpose of illustration: To round a decimal number to the nearest odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
21.5=ODD(A2)3

Explanation: The number 1.5 is rounded to the nearest odd integer, 3.

Example 2:
Purpose of illustration: To round an odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
23=ODD(A2)3

Explanation: 3 is already an odd integer, so no rounding occurs.

Example 3:
Purpose of illustration: To round an even integer to the nearest odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
22=ODD(A2)3

Explanation: The number 2 is rounded to the nearest odd integer, 3.

Example 4:
Purpose of illustration: To round a negative odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
2-1=ODD(A2)-1

Explanation: The number -1 is already an odd integer, so no rounding occurs.

Example 5:
Purpose of example: To round a negative even integer away from 0 to the nearest odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
2-2=ODD(A2)-3

Explanation: The number -2 is rounded up (away from 0) to the nearest odd integer, which is -3.

Example 6: ODD with IF Function
Purpose of example: To determine if a number is positive or negative and round it to the nearest odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
24.5=IF(A2>0, “Pos”, “Neg”) & ODD(A2)Pos5

Explanation: The formula checks if the number is positive or negative. If positive, it appends “Pos” to the rounded odd integer. For 4.5, it’s rounded to 5, resulting in “Pos5”.

Example 7: ODD with SUM Function
Purpose of example: To sum two numbers and then round the result to the nearest odd integer.

ABCD
1Num1Num2FormulaResult
23.22.3=ODD(SUM(A2,B2))5

Explanation: The formula sums the two numbers (3.2 + 2.3 = 5.5) and then rounds the result to the nearest odd integer, 5.

Example 8: ODD with VLOOKUP Function
Purpose of example: To look up a value in a table and then round it to the nearest odd integer.

ABCD
1LookupValueFormulaResult
2Cat2.7=ODD(VLOOKUP(A2,A:B,2,0))3
3Dog4.2

Explanation: The formula looks up the value associated with “Cat” (2.7) and then rounds it to the nearest odd integer, 3.

Example 9: ODD with COUNTIF Function
Purpose of example: To count occurrences of a specific value and then round the count to the nearest odd integer.

ABC
1ValuesFormulaResult
25=ODD(COUNTIF(A:A,5))1
35
46

Explanation: The formula counts the occurrences of the number 5 (which occurs twice) and then rounds it to the nearest odd integer, which remains 2.

Example 10: ODD with ROUNDUP Function
Purpose of example: To round up a number to the nearest integer and then round that result to the nearest odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
23.1=ODD(ROUNDUP(A2,0))5

Explanation: The formula first rounds up 3.1 to 4 and then rounds that result to the nearest odd integer, 5.

Example 11: ODD with ABS Function
Purpose of example: To get the absolute value of a number and then round that result to the nearest odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
2-4.6=ODD(ABS(A2))5

Explanation: The formula first gets the absolute value of -4.6, 4.6, and then rounds that to the nearest odd integer, which is 5.

Example 12: ODD with INT Function
Purpose of example: To get the integer part of a number and then round that result to the nearest odd integer.

ABC
1NumberFormulaResult
25.9=ODD(INT(A2))5

Explanation: The formula first gets the integer part of 5.9, which is 5, and since 5 is already an odd integer, the result remains 5.

### Part 3: Tips and tricks

1. 🌟 Always ensure that the input to the ODD function is numeric to avoid the #VALUE! Error.
2. 💡 Remember, the ODD function will always round up, regardless of the sign of the number.
3. 🚀 Use the ODD function to round numbers to odd integers in your data analysis.