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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3, PHP 4, PHP 5)

ceil -- Round fractions up


float ceil ( float value )

Returns the next highest integer value by rounding up value if necessary. The return value of ceil() is still of type float as the value range of float is usually bigger than that of integer.

Example 1. ceil() example

echo ceil(4.3);    // 5
echo ceil(9.999);  // 10

See also floor() and round().

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006