The easiest way to display numbers with two decimal places without rounding in Excel is to use the **TRUNC** function:

**=TRUNC(A2, 2)
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This function is used to truncate a number to only show a specific number of decimal places.

This particular formula truncates the value in cell **A2** to only two decimal places.

For example, if cell **A2** contains **12.48832** then this formula will return **12.48**.

The following example shows how to use this formula in practice.

**Example: Display Two Decimal Places Without Rounding in Excel**

Suppose we have the following list of values in Excel:

Suppose we would like to only display each value with two decimal places.

Once common way to display fewer decimals in Excel is to highlight the range **A2:A9**, then click the **Decrease Decimal** icon in the **Number** group on the **Home** tab along the top ribbon:

We can repeatedly click this icon until only two decimals are shown in each number:

The problem is that the decimal values are automatically rounded to the nearest hundredth.

For example, the value **12.48832** is rounded to **12.49**.

If you would instead like to display just two decimal places without rounding, you can type the following formula into cell **B2**:

**=TRUNC(A2, 2)**

You can then click and drag this formula down to each remaining cell in column B:

Notice that column B now shows each value from column A with two decimal places without rounding.

For example:

**12.48832**is shown as**12.48****15.30092**is shown as**15.30****16.73482**is shown as**16.73**

And so on.

**Note**: You can find the complete documentation for the **TRUNC** function in Excel .

**Additional Resources**

The following tutorials explain how to perform other common operations in Excel: