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In MS Excel, how do I convert time from hh:mm to hh.hh?

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In MS Excel, how do I convert time from hh:mm to hh.hh?  For example, 4 hours and forty-five minutes = 4:45.  In decimal hours form it is four and three-quarters hours or 4.75.  Thus what is the equation to convert 4:45 (hh:mm) to 4.75 Hours (hh.hh)?
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Hi, bobbat.

Just multiply the time by 24 and set the cell's format to Number with 2 places of decimal.

(Excel stores 24 hours as 1, 12 hours as .5 etc.)

Regards,
Brian.
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Thanks, bobbat.
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assuming a date/time value in cell A1

e.g. 2013/02/01 4:45

this formula would provide the answer 4.75

=HOUR(A1)+(MINUTE(A1)/60)
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by:bobbat
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Thanks Paul, that work too!
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by:redmondb
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Careful, for "04:44:59", it displays 4.73 whereas mine is the more accurate 4.75. (Using two places of decimals.)

On the other hand, mine assumes that the input is a Time, whereas PortletPaul's will handle Date as well.
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good point Redmond

how about this?

=TIME(HOUR(A1),MINUTE(A1),SECOND(A1))*24

works for time and date/time
format to desired decimal precision
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Best of all worlds, PortletPaul!
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Thanks guys!
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