Is there a simple formula to convert time in hundredths to minute

Discussion in 'Microsoft Excel Worksheet Functions' started by Ron, Jan 4, 2010.

1. RonGuest

I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and I have
to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a simple
way to convert this kind of time. Thank You

Ron, Jan 4, 2010

2. EvaGuest

Can you tell us more about it? I don't understand why 6.18 = 6:11 or 6.15 =
6:09.
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Greatly appreciated
Eva

"Ron" wrote:

> I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and I have
> to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
> I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a simple
> way to convert this kind of time. Thank You

Eva, Jan 4, 2010

3. Bernie DeitrickGuest

Ron,

You have a number of options, depending on what you need. The simplest is to format a cell for
time, and in the cell use a formula like

=A2/24

Where A2 has the 6.18 value.

HTH,
Bernie
MS Excel MVP

"Ron" <> wrote in message
news:...
>I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and I have
> to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
> I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a simple
> way to convert this kind of time. Thank You

Bernie Deitrick, Jan 4, 2010
4. Fred SmithGuest

So you want to convert decimal hours to an Excel time? If so, you want:
=a1/24
Format as time.

Regards,
Fred

"Ron" <> wrote in message
news:...
>I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and I
>have
> to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
> I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a
> simple
> way to convert this kind of time. Thank You

Fred Smith, Jan 4, 2010
5. David BiddulphGuest

It's pretty simple, Eva.
6.15 is 6 hours and 15 hundredths.
There are 60 minutes in an hour, so 15 hundredths of an hour is 0.15*60 = 9
minutes, hence 6.15 is 6:09

The answer to Ron's question is that the way to do the conversion is =A1/24,
and format the result in a time format to suit your preferences.
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David Biddulph

"Eva" <> wrote in message
news:...
> Can you tell us more about it? I don't understand why 6.18 = 6:11 or 6.15
> =
> 6:09.
> --
> Greatly appreciated
> Eva
>
>
> "Ron" wrote:
>
>> I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and I
>> have
>> to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
>> I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a
>> simple
>> way to convert this kind of time. Thank You

David Biddulph, Jan 4, 2010
6. Roger GovierGuest

Hi Ron

Excel stores it's times as fractions of a day (24 hours)
Format the cell as hh:mm
then with 6.15 in cell A1 =A1/24

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Regards
Roger Govier

"Ron" <> wrote in message
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> I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and I
> have
> to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
> I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a
> simple
> way to convert this kind of time. Thank You
>
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Roger Govier, Jan 4, 2010
7. Joe UserGuest

"Ron" wrote:
> I get an exported excel file that has the time in
> hours/hundredths and I have to convert it to
> hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.

Well, the "simple" answer is: =A1/24

with the Custom format [h]:mm .

But 6.18 will display as 6:10, not 6:11. The reason is: 60*0.18 = 10.8
sec, and generally, Excel truncates seconds when displaying with an hh:mm
format [1].

So if you really want 6:11, you should do:

=ROUND(A1*60,0)/1440

where 1440 is 60*24.

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Endnotes

[1] I said that Excel "generally" truncates seconds when displaying hh:mm.
Actually, it sorta-rounds seconds, then truncates. So 6:10:59 (hh:mm:ss) is
displayed as 6:10 (hh:mm), but 6:10:59.51 is displayed as 6:11. I say "sorta
round" because 6:10:59.5 is displayed as 6:10.

Joe User, Jan 4, 2010
8. TbazemoreGuest

Re: Is there a simple formula to convert time in hundredths to min

Roger,
I have attempted using =A1/24, but its not working.... maybe im putting it
in the wrong place? is it possible to elaborate a little more on the "how
to"? I have also been attempting this coversion for my monthly report.

Thanks.

"Roger Govier" wrote:

> Hi Ron
>
> Excel stores it's times as fractions of a day (24 hours)
> Format the cell as hh:mm
> then with 6.15 in cell A1 =A1/24
>
>
> --
> Regards
> Roger Govier
>
> "Ron" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> > I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and I
> > have
> > to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
> > I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a
> > simple
> > way to convert this kind of time. Thank You
> >
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> > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
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>
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Tbazemore, Jan 4, 2010
9. Fred SmithGuest

Re: Is there a simple formula to convert time in hundredths to min

You need to change A1 to whatever cell your hours are in. As you did not
specify any cell addresses, it's impossible for us to know where your data
is. So we use A1 as a sample.

If you still need help, tell us where your data is (ie E1, A27:A46), and
we'll give you a specific formula.

Regards,
Fred

"Tbazemore" <> wrote in message
news:...
> Roger,
> I have attempted using =A1/24, but its not working.... maybe im putting it
> in the wrong place? is it possible to elaborate a little more on the "how
> to"? I have also been attempting this coversion for my monthly report.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> "Roger Govier" wrote:
>
>> Hi Ron
>>
>> Excel stores it's times as fractions of a day (24 hours)
>> Format the cell as hh:mm
>> then with 6.15 in cell A1 =A1/24
>>
>>
>> --
>> Regards
>> Roger Govier
>>
>> "Ron" <> wrote in message
>> news:...
>> > I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and
>> > I
>> > have
>> > to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
>> > I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a
>> > simple
>> > way to convert this kind of time. Thank You
>> >
>> > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
>> > signature database 4743 (20100104) __________
>> >
>> > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
>> >
>> > http://www.eset.com
>> >
>> >
>> >

>>
>> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
>> signature database 4743 (20100104) __________
>>
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>>
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>>

Fred Smith, Jan 4, 2010
10. TbazemoreGuest

Is there a simple formula to convert time(hour/min) to (hour/hundr

Okay... turns out I actually have the hours and minutes in cell A1 thru a15.
I actually need the hour/hundredth)... Is there a formula? and if so, for A1
where should I be putting this formula?

Tabatha
"Fred Smith" wrote:

> You need to change A1 to whatever cell your hours are in. As you did not
> specify any cell addresses, it's impossible for us to know where your data
> is. So we use A1 as a sample.
>
> If you still need help, tell us where your data is (ie E1, A27:A46), and I need to covert it to hours/hundredths
> we'll give you a specific formula.
>
> Regards,
> Fred
>
> "Tbazemore" <> wrote in message
> news:...
> > Roger,
> > I have attempted using =A1/24, but its not working.... maybe im putting it
> > in the wrong place? is it possible to elaborate a little more on the "how
> > to"? I have also been attempting this coversion for my monthly report.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> > "Roger Govier" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Ron
> >>
> >> Excel stores it's times as fractions of a day (24 hours)
> >> Format the cell as hh:mm
> >> then with 6.15 in cell A1 =A1/24
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Regards
> >> Roger Govier
> >>
> >> "Ron" <> wrote in message
> >> news:...
> >> > I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths and
> >> > I
> >> > have
> >> > to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09, etc.
> >> > I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a
> >> > simple
> >> > way to convert this kind of time. Thank You
> >> >
> >> > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
> >> > signature database 4743 (20100104) __________
> >> >
> >> > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
> >> >
> >> > http://www.eset.com
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
> >> signature database 4743 (20100104) __________
> >>
> >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
> >>
> >> http://www.eset.com
> >>
> >>
> >>

>
> .
>

Tbazemore, Jan 4, 2010
11. Fred SmithGuest

Re: Is there a simple formula to convert time(hour/min) to (hour/hundr

You're sure making it difficult for people to provide help.

First you say you have decimal hours, and want to convert to a time. Now you
say you have a time, and need the decimal hours. So let's try again:

1. In B1, enter =a1*24
2. Format as a number with two decimal places
2. Copy this formula down to B15

You should now have your results in cells b1:b15. If you don't get the
results you are looking for, it's probably because you have text, rather
than a time. Convert the text to a time (by, for example, using Text To
Columns) in this case.

Regards,
Fred

"Tbazemore" <> wrote in message
news:...
> Okay... turns out I actually have the hours and minutes in cell A1 thru
> a15.
> I actually need the hour/hundredth)... Is there a formula? and if so, for
> A1
> where should I be putting this formula?
>
> Tabatha
> "Fred Smith" wrote:
>
>> You need to change A1 to whatever cell your hours are in. As you did not
>> specify any cell addresses, it's impossible for us to know where your
>> data
>> is. So we use A1 as a sample.
>>
>> If you still need help, tell us where your data is (ie E1, A27:A46), and
>> I need to covert it to hours/hundredths
>> we'll give you a specific formula.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Fred
>>
>> "Tbazemore" <> wrote in message
>> news:...
>> > Roger,
>> > I have attempted using =A1/24, but its not working.... maybe im putting
>> > it
>> > in the wrong place? is it possible to elaborate a little more on the
>> > "how
>> > to"? I have also been attempting this coversion for my monthly report.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Roger Govier" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Ron
>> >>
>> >> Excel stores it's times as fractions of a day (24 hours)
>> >> Format the cell as hh:mm
>> >> then with 6.15 in cell A1 =A1/24
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Regards
>> >> Roger Govier
>> >>
>> >> "Ron" <> wrote in message
>> >> news:...
>> >> > I get an exported excel file that has the time in hours/hundredths
>> >> > and
>> >> > I
>> >> > have
>> >> > to convert it to hours/minutes - example 6.18 = 6:11, 6.15 = 6:09,
>> >> > etc.
>> >> > I'm doing the conversion but it takes me about 4 passes - is there a
>> >> > simple
>> >> > way to convert this kind of time. Thank You
>> >> >
>> >> > __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
>> >> > signature database 4743 (20100104) __________
>> >> >
>> >> > The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
>> >> >
>> >> > http://www.eset.com
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >> __________ Information from ESET Smart Security, version of virus
>> >> signature database 4743 (20100104) __________
>> >>
>> >> The message was checked by ESET Smart Security.
>> >>
>> >> http://www.eset.com
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>

>>
>> .
>>

Fred Smith, Jan 4, 2010