# How to Convert Time to Hours in Excel (3 Easy Methods)

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Sometimes working in Excel, you may face the importance of converting decimal time to hours in Excel. But converting decimal time to hours in Excel is a very easy task. In this article, I will show you how to convert decimal time to hours in Excel. Moreover, I will describe the methods step by step with necessary pictures and illustrations. I hope you will be interested in this article and can enhance your Excel skills.

## How to Convert Time to Hours in Excel: 3 Easy Methods

Let’s consider a dataset of a trader. Here, the dataset has the Product Arrival Time. As you can see, the dataset has two columns B & C indicating Product & Arrival Time respectively. The dataset is ranging from B4 to C10. ### 1. Perform Arithmetic Calculation to Convert Time to Hours

In this portion of this article, I am going to describe how to Convert Time to Hours by performing Arithmetic Calculation step by step.

Steps:

• First, select cell D5.
• After that, Write the following formula in D5:
`=C5*24` • Then, press the Enter button.
• As a result, you will find the result in D5 just like the picture shown below. • To change the number format, Go to the Home tab first.
• After that, Select the Number.
• Then Select the dropdown bar.
• Hence, Select the General option. • As a result, you will find the result in D5 just like the picture given below.
• After that, Fill Handle the formula from D5 to D10. • At last, you will find the result just like the picture given below. Read More: How to Convert Time to Seconds in Excel

### 2. Apply CONVERT Function to Convert Time to Hours in Excel

In this part, I will show Excel’s steps to Convert Time to Hours by applying CONVERT Function. Here I am going to show the steps with necessary illustrations.

Steps:

• First, Select the D5 cell
• Then, Write down the following formula in the D5 cell:
`=CONVERT(C5, "day", "hr")`
• Press Enter. • You will find the result just like the picture given below.
• Then, Fill Handle the formula from D5 to D10. • As a result, you will get the values just like the one given below. Read More: How to Convert Time to Minutes in Excel

### 3. Convert Time to Hours by Combining HOUR, MINUTE, & SECOND Functions

Now, I am going to describe another new method to Convert Time to Hours in Excel. Here I will use HOUR, MINUTE, & SECOND functions in this method. Let’s see the method step by step with the necessary pictures.

Steps:

• In the very first step, Select the D5
• Then, Write down the formula following formula in the D5 cell:
`=HOUR(C5)+MINUTE(C5)/60+SECOND(C5)/3600`
• Press Enter. • Hence, you will find the result just like the picture given below.
• Then, Fill Handle the formula from D5 to D10. • At the last point, you will get the values just like the one given below. ## Convert Decimal Time to Hours and Minutes in Excel

Here, I will show you how to Convert Decimal Time to Hours and Minutes in Excel. These steps are quite similar to the methods mentioned earlier. I will consider the same dataset. For this method, we are considering the Product Arrival time in Decimal. I will apply the TEXT Function to Convert Decimal Time to Hours and Minutes in Excel. Steps:

• First, Select the D5 cell.
• In that cell, Insert the following formula,
`=TEXT(C5/24,"h:mm")`
• Press the Enter • You will find the result just like the picture given below.
• After that, Fill Handle the formula from D5 to D10. • As a result, you will find the converted time just like the picture given below. ## Things to Remember

• For every method, after applying formula, if the result is in Custom number format, you will need to change the format to General to get the shown result.

## Conclusion

I hope this article will help you to Convert Time to Hours in Excel. If you have any kind of queries, feel free to ask me in the comment section.

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