# EVEN

Returns number rounded up to the nearest even integer. You can use this function for processing items that come in twos. For example, a packing crate accepts rows of one or two items. The crate is full when the number of items, rounded up to the nearest two, matches the crate's capacity.

## Syntax

```
EVEN(number)
```

#### Parameters

Term | Definition |
---|---|

number | The value to round. |

## Return value

Returns number rounded up to the nearest even integer.

## Remarks

If number is nonnumeric, EVEN returns the #VALUE! error value.

Regardless of the sign of number, a value is rounded up when adjusted away from zero. If number is an even integer, no rounding occurs.

## Example

Formula | Description | Result |
---|---|---|

=EVEN(1.5) | Rounds 1.5 to the nearest even integer | 2 |

=EVEN(3) | Rounds 3 to the nearest even integer | 4 |

=EVEN(2) | Rounds 2 to the nearest even integer | 2 |

=EVEN(-1) | Rounds -1 to the nearest even integer | -2 |