Excel ODD Function is a useful tool for rounding numbers up to the nearest odd integer. It’s particularly handy when you need to work with data that requires odd values, such as scheduling or inventory management.

## Syntax

**ODD(number)**

## Arguments

number | The numeric value you want to round up to the nearest odd integer. |

## How to Use

To use the ODD function, follow these simple steps:

- Start by selecting the cell where you want the rounded odd number to appear.
- Enter the following formula into the selected cell.

**=ODD(number)**Replace “number” with the actual value you want to round up to the nearest odd integer. - Press Enter, and the cell will display the result, which is the nearest odd integer greater than or equal to the given number.

Here are a couple of examples to illustrate how the ODD function works:

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=ODD(5.2) |

This formula rounds 5.2 up to the nearest odd integer, which is 7.

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=ODD(10) |

Here, the formula rounds 10 up to the nearest odd integer, which is 11.

If you want to round a negative number, the ODD function still works the same way:

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=ODD(-3.7) |

This formula rounds -3.7 up to the nearest odd integer, which is -3.

## Additional Information

The ODD function is a simple yet handy tool for rounding numbers up to the nearest odd integer. It can be used in various scenarios, such as calculating schedules, pricing, or other situations where you need odd values. Remember that this function always rounds up to the nearest odd number, even if the input is already an odd integer.