# Using Math.random() in JavaScript

## A short guide to .ceil, .floor, and .round

Aug 28, 2018

In JavaScript, to get a random number between 0 and 1, use the `Math.random()`

function.

`console.log(Math.random())`

0.5408145050563944

If you want a random number between 1 and 10, multiply the results of `Math.random`

by 10, then round up or down.

Use `.floor`

to round *down* to a whole number:

`console.log(Math.floor(Math.random() * 10))`

Use `.ceil`

to round *up* to a whole number:

`console.log(Math.ceil(Math.random() * 10))`

Use `.round`

to round to the *nearest *whole number:

`console.log(Math.round(Math.random() * 10))`