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    Rounding Error in Excel calculations

    How do I stop ALL rounding in an Excel worksheet. I work with large $$ figures that must be exact. Even a penny here and there being off causes many problems and makes the boss VERY unhappy. I need the SUM function to just ADD what is there correctly to two decimal places. Even though I have it set to do that (2 decimal places), it is rounding off my numbers, causing me errors and headaches. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Rounding Error in Excel calculations

    The error isn't in your SUM() formula, the error is in the values being displayed in the cells being SUMMED by that formula. You don't turn OFF rounding, rather you enforce it literally in each cell.

    In the cells being summed, wrap the existing formula in those cells with a ROUND formula of your choice. This will cause the value in that cell to actually be changed to what is displayed, so if you SUM those cells later, they will SUM accurately.

    Original Formula in D2: =B2/C2

    New Formula: =ROUND(B2/C2, 2)

    Now when you SUM the column D, it will be accurate.
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