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How To Use FLOOR() Function in Google Sheets


Rounds a number down to the nearest integer multiple of specified significance.
Common questions about FLOOR formula:
- What is the purpose of the FLOOR formula?
- How can the FLOOR formula be used effectively?
- How can the FLOOR formula be specified appropriately for a specific purpose?

How can the FLOOR formula be used appropriately?
- FLOOR can be used to round a value down to the nearest integer, or to a specified value.
- To round a value to the nearest integer, use the syntax =FLOOR(value,0).
- To round a value down to a specified value, replace 0 with the desired value.

How can the FLOOR formula be commonly mistyped?
- The FLOOR formula can be mistyped by omitting the comma or entering a wrong value for the second argument.

What are some common ways the FLOOR formula is used inappropriately?
- The FLOOR formula should not be used to round values up, as it will always round down to the nearest value.
- The FLOOR formula should not be used to round numbers to the nearest significant figure since it only takes the decimal places preceding the comma into consideration.

What are some common pitfalls when using the FLOOR formula?
- Using the wrong argument for the ‘number’ parameter, such as including the minus sign or using a text value
- Setting the precision to an incorrect value
- Trying to round to a non-integer number

What are common mistakes when using the FLOOR Formula?
- Not accounting for decimals when specifying the value of ‘number’
- Not taking into account sign (negative or positive) when specifying the value of ‘number’
- Not specifying a precision level when using the FLOOR formula

What are common misconceptions people might have with the FLOOR Formula?
- FLOOR is the same as ROUNDUP - this is not true, as FLOOR will always round down to the nearest value, while ROUND will round up or down to the nearest value. 
- FLOOR only applies to integers - this is not true as FLOOR can round decimal numbers to the closest integer.

How To Actually Use FLOOR() in Sheets

FLOOR(value, [factor])

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