In this tutorial, we will learn how to convert Hours and Minutes to decimal in Excel. While working with time-related data we don’t need to keep the input in time format always. Sometimes we need to convert hours and minutes to decimal values. To illustrate the concept of this article we will show you multiple ways to convert hours and minutes to decimal in Excel.

We will discuss this article for 2 cases. One case is converting hours to decimal and another is converting minutes to decimal. For each case, we will show 3 different ways to convert the time value into decimal.

## Case 1: Converting Hours to Decimal in Excel

In the first case, we will convert the hour’s value to decimal. As previously said, we will demonstrate **three **distinct methods for converting hours to decimal in this situation.

### 1.1 Using Simple Multiplication to Convert Hours to Decimal in Excel

In the first method, we will convert the hours to decimal values simply by multiplying the original value with **24**. To demonstrate this method, we will use the following dataset. The dataset contains the values of **six **subjects as well as the duration of their class time. We can see the duration of the class in **“h:mm: ss”** format.

So, let’s see the steps to convert hours to decimal values by using simple multiplication.

**STEPS:**

- Firstly, select cell
**D5**. Insert the following in that cell:

`=C5*24`

- Now press
**Enter**. This action returns the time value**“1:20:00”**into decimal value**“1.33”.**

- Secondly, select cell
**D5**. Move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the selected cell so that it turns into a**plus (+)**sign like the following image.

- Then, click on the
**plus (+)**sign and drag the**Fill Handle**down to cell**D10**to copy the formula of cell**D5**in other cells. We can also double-click on the**plus (+)**sign to get the same result.

- Next, release the mouse click.
- So, we can see the converted values of hours into decimal values in cells
**(D5:D10)**.

- Thirdly, we will convert the decimal value into an integer value with
**the INT function**. To do this select cell**E5**and insert the following formula:

`=INT(D5)`

- Next, press
**Enter**. This action converts the decimal value**“1.33”**minutes into an integer value**“1”**.

- Again, select cell
**E5**. Make the**plus (+)**sign visible by moving the mouse cursor at the bottom right corner of that cell.

- Then, click on the
**plus (+)**sign and drag the**Fill Handle**down to cell**E10**or you can do this by double-clicking on the**plus**(**+**).

- Lastly, we can see the converted integer values cells
**(E5:E10)**.

**Read More:** How to Convert Hours to Minutes in Excel

### 1.2 Applying Excel CONVERT Function to Convert Hours to Decimal

In Microsoft Excel, **the CONVERT function** converts the system of measurement of a number. In this method, we will use the **CONVERT **function to convert hours to decimal in excel. We will use the same dataset that we have used in the previous example.

Now, let’s see the steps regarding this method.

**STEPS:**

- First, select cell
**D5**. Insert the following formula in that cell:

`=CONVERT(C5,"day","hr")`

- Press
**Enter**. This action returns the value of hours of cell**C5**in decimal which is**“1.33”**.

- Next, move the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of cell
**D5**, where it will convert into a**plus (+**) sign as shown in the image below.

- After that, click the
**plus (+)**sign and drag the**Fill Handle**down to cell**D10**to copy the formula from cell**D5**. You can also get the same result by double-clicking on the**plus (+)**sign.

- Release the mouse button now.
- Finally, the operation above duplicates cell
**D5’s**formula to the other cells. As a result, all the time values in the duration column convert into decimal values.

- Then, we’ll turn the decimal value into an integer value. To accomplish this, go to cell
**E5**and type in the formula:

`=INT(D5)`

- Press
**Enter**. This command changes the decimal value of**“1.33”**minutes to an integer value of**1**.

- Now, move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of cell
**E5**to make the**plus (+)**sign visible.

- After that, either double-click on the
**plus (+)**sign or click on the**plus(+)**sign and drag the**Fill Handle**tool down to cell**E10**.

- Finally, we get the integer values of hours in cells
**(E5:E10)**.

**Read More:** How to Convert Hours and Minutes to Minutes in Excel

### 1.3 Combining Excel HOUR, MINUTE, and SECOND Functions to Convert into Decimal

The excel **HOUR**, **MINUTE**, and **SECOND **functions separate the matching time portion from a timestamp. In this example, we will convert hours to decimals using these functions. To demonstrate the method we will continue with the same dataset.

Let’s take a look at the steps to perform this method.

**STEPS:**

- In the beginning, select cell
**D5**and insert the following formula:

`=HOUR(C5)+MINUTE(C5)/60+SECOND(C5)/3600`

- Press
**Enter**. We get the converted decimal value of cell**C5**in cell**D5**.

- Next, we will select cell
**D5**and move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner. It will make a**plus (+)**sign seeable like the following image.

- Then, tap on the
**plus (+)**sign and drag the**Fill Handle**downwards to cell**D10**to replicate cell**D5’s**formula into other cells. You can also get the same result by double-clicking the**plus (+)**.

- Now, free the mouse click.
- So, the above command copies the formula of cell
**D5**to the other cells. We can see the converted decimal values of hours in cells**(D5:D10)**.

Here, in the formula, the **“MINUTE(C5)/60” **part converts minutes into hours. The part **“SECOND(C5)/3600”** converts seconds into hours.

- Then, to convert the decimal values into integer values select cell
**E5**and insert the formula:

`=INT(D5)`

- Hit
**Enter**. So we can see the decimal value of**“1.33”**minutes is converted to an integer value of**“1”**hour**.**

- After that, to make the
**plus (+)**sign visible, move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of cell**E5**after selecting that cell.

- Then, double-click on the
**plus (+**) sign or click on the**plus (+)**sign and drag the**Fill Handle**down to cell**E10**.

- Finally, the integer values of hours in cells are obtained
**(E5:E10)**.

**Read More: **How to Convert Days to Hours in Excel

## Case 2: Converting Minutes to Decimal in Excel

In the second case, we will convert the minutes to decimal. As we said previously, we will show **3 **different ways to convert minutes to decimal in Excel.

### 2.1 Inserting Simple Multiplication to Convert Minutes to Decimal

In this method, we will convert minutes to decimals by multiplying the original value by **1440**. We will use the following dataset to explain this example. Here the duration of classes is given in **“h:mm: ss”** format.

So, let’s see the steps regarding this method.

**STEPS:**

- Firstly, select cell
**D5**. Insert the following formula in that cell:

`=C5*1440`

- Press
**Enter**. This command returns the decimal value**“80.42”**minutes.

- Secondly, move the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of cell
**D5**after choosing that cell to make the**plus (+)**sign visible.

- Then drag the
**Fill Handle**down to cell**D10**by clicking on the**plus (+)**sign or double-click on the**plus (+)**.

- Release the mouse click now.
- As a result, the command above transfers the formula from cell
**D5**to all other cells. In cells, we can observe the converted decimal values of hours**(D5:D10)**.

- Thirdly, to convert the decimal value into integer value select cell
**E5**and insert the following formula:

`=INT(D5)`

- Press the
**Enter**So, the decimal value of**“80.42”**minutes has been transformed to an integer value of**“80”**minutes.

- So then, move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of cell
**E5**after selecting that cell to make the**plus (+)**sign available.

- Afterward, drag the
**Fill Handle**down to cell**E10**by tapping on the**plus**(**+**) sign or do double-click on the**plus (+)**sign to obtain the same result.

- Finally, the integer hours values in cells are determined in cells
**(E5:E10)**.

### 2.2 Using Excel CONVERT Function to Convert Minutes to Decimal

The **CONVERT **function in Microsoft Excel converts a number’s measurement system. We’ll use the **CONVERT **function in Excel to convert minutes to decimal in this method. We’re going to use the same dataset as in the last example.

So, let’s take a look at the steps to perform this action:

**STEPS:**

- Firstly, select cell
**D5**. Insert the following formula in that cell:

`=CONVERT(C5,"day","mn")`

** **

- Hit
**Enter**. This action returns the decimal value**“80.42”**minutes.

- Next, after selecting cell
**D5**, slide the mouse pointer to the bottom right corner of the cell to reveal the**plus (+)**sign.

- Then, clicking the
**plus (+)**sign, move the**Fill Handle**down to cell**D10**. We can also double-click on the**plus (+)**sign to do the same.

- Now is the time to free the mouse click.
- As a result, the formula from cell
**D5**is copied to all other cells using the instruction above. The converted decimal numbers of hours can be seen in cells**(D5:D10)**.

- Furthermore, enter the following formula in cell
**E5**to convert the decimal number to an integer value:

`=INT(D5`

**)**

- Press
**Enter,**As a result, the decimal value**“80.42”**minutes have been converted to an integer**“80”**minutes.

- Again, move the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of that cell to make the
**plus (+)**sign available after selecting cell**E5**.

- After that, double-click on the
**plus (+)**sign or click on the**plus (+)**sign to drag the**Fill Handle**down to cell**E10**.

- At last, the integer hours values are calculated in the cells (
**E5:E10**).

### 2.3 Joining Excel HOUR, MINUTE, and SECOND Functions to Convert into Decimal

Multiplying hours by **60 **and dividing seconds by the same number is another approach to finding the number of minutes. We will explain this process with the same dataset that we used in the previous example.

Let’s see the step-by-step guide to do this method.

**STEPS:**

- In the beginning, select cell
**D5**and insert the following formula:

`=HOUR(C5)*60+MINUTE(C5)+SECOND(C5)/60`

- Now press
**Enter**. This command returns the minutes value in decimal which is “**80.42**”.

- After that, pick cell
**D5**and drag the mouse pointer to the cell’s bottom right corner to show the**plus (+)**sign.

- After this drag, the
**Fill Handle**downwards to cell**D10**by clicking the**plus (+)**We may also perform the same thing by double-clicking on the**plus (+)**sign.

- Now free the mouse. click
- As a result, using the instruction above, the formula from cell
**D5**is duplicated to all other cells. We can see the converted decimal hours in the cells**(D5:D10)**.

Here, in the formula,** **the part **“HOUR(C5)*60” **converts hours into minutes. The part **“SECOND(C5)/60**” converts seconds into minutes.

- Additionally, in cell
**E5**, write the following formula to convert the decimal number to an integer value:

`=INT(D5)`

- Now, hit
**Enter**. As a consequence,**“80.42”**minutes have been changed to an integer of**“80”**.

- Now select cell
**E5**and drop the mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of that cell to display the**plus**(**+**).

- After that, move the
**Fill Handle**down to cell**E10**by clicking on the**plus (+)**we can do this also by double-clicking on the**plus**(**+**) sign.

- Finally, the integer minute values are calculated in cells
**(E5:E10)**.

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