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Hi this is a frustrating question .

I have a runners excel spread sheet it consists of

a1: Pace  (format 6:30)  6 minutes 30 seconds
a2: Miles (eg 5)
a3: Start Time : formatted as time (1:30 PM)
a4 : End Time : To be calculated (Format also time (1:30 PM)
a5 : Duration : Format [h]:mm (calculated by a1*a2)  32:30

I cant seem to get a4 to come out right.  

If I use =a3+a5 it doesnt work,
if i use a3+time(0,32,30) it displays fine,

any help ?
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barry houdini earned 500 total points
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If you have 6:30 in A1 then excel would normally interpret that as 6 hours 30 minutes not 6 minutes 30 seconds so that's probably why your calculation goes wrong

custom format A1 as [m]:ss and then make sure you input including hours, e.g. in A1 you need to input 0:06:30 - it will display as 6:30 if you have the format correct

Now calculations should work

...although you also need to reformat A5 as either h:mm:ss or [m]:ss depending on preference

see attached

regards, barry
time.xls
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