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Hi there,

I am not sure if I will explain properly what I need, but here it goes.

I need to make an Excel 2010 formula that will round time (in decimal) to the closest increment.

For example:
Increment=15minutes
10.05h=10.00h
10.20h=10.25
10.45h=10.50
10.99h=11.00

Thanks for your help!

Cheers,
Rene
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use this formula
=(ROUND((A1*1440)/15,0)*15)/1440

see also my sample if it works as you desire
sample.xlsx
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 400 total points
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It looks as your time is decimal hours, not hours:minutes.
To round to nearest 0.25 hours = 15 minutes, use
=MROUND(A1,0.25)
Then format to 2 decimals.
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by:ReneGe
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Thanks helpfinder for your prompt response :)

Your formula works on your spreadsheet, But not with my numbers.

Here is a list of times that needs to be rounded up:
8.70
12.53
13.02
19.42
20.86
8.93
13.07
13.50
18.48
8.37
12.61
13.05
18.13
8.54
12.50

Thanks and cheers,
Rene
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by:ReneGe
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Hi hgholt,

Thanks, you nailed it!  That's exactly what I need!!

Cheers,
Rene
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OK, I see, but can you explain me what time represents 8.70 or 20.86?
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by:Ejgil Hedegaard
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8.70 is 8 hours and 0.70*60 = 42 minutes.
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by:ReneGe
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Hi Helpfinder,

.7 is the decimal value of the minutes.

Maybe I should have not mention the word time in my question.  That might have been confusing.  Sorry about that :(

8.70

60*.70=42

8h42

Cheers
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by:ReneGe
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Hi Helpfinder,

I'll give you some points for your efforts and I may actually need to use your formula soon :)

Cheers,
Rene
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I am very grateful!
Thanks again :)
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