## Thursday, May 22, 2014

### MINUTE Function in MS-Excel

 C D 3 Number Minute 4 5/22/2014 21:56 56 =MINUTE(D4) 5 9:15:00 PM 15 =MINUTE(D5) 6 0.02 28 =MINUTE(D6) 7 0.52 28 =MINUTE(D7) 8 1.52 28 =MINUTE(D8)

What Does It Do?
The function will show the minute of the hour based upon a time or a number.
Only the fraction part of the number is used as it is this which relates to time of day.

Syntax
=MINUTE(Number)

Formatting
The result will be shown as a normal number between 0 and 59.

Example
The =REPT() function has been used to make a digital display for the current time.
The time functions of =HOUR(), =MINUTE() and =SECOND() have been used in conjunction with the =NOW() as the basis for the number of repeats.
To update the clock press the function key F9.

 C 26 Clock 27 Hour |||||||||||||||||||||| 22 28 Minute | 01 29 Second |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 48 =REPT("|",HOUR(NOW()))&" "&TEXT(HOUR(NOW()),"00") =REPT("|",MINUTE(NOW()))&" "&TEXT(MINUTE(NOW()),"00") =REPT("|",SECOND(NOW()))&" "&TEXT(SECOND(NOW()),"00")

Related Information
To convert a time in hh:mm format to decimal format.
 F 38 Enter a time in hh:mm format : 2:45 40 The same time converted to a decimal : 2.75 =F38*24 42 To extract the hours as a decimal : 2 =INT(F38*24) 44 To extract the minutes as a decimal : 0.75 =MOD(F38*24,1)

To convert a time in decimal format to hh:mm format.
 F 49 Enter a time in decimal format : 3.75 51 The same time converted to hh:mm format is : 3:45 =F49/24 53 To extract the hours in hh:mm format : 3:00 =INT(F49)/24 55 To extract the minutes in hh:mm format : 0:45 =MOD(F49,1)/24

The three formula above have also been formatted as hh:mm using the Format, Cells, Number, Time command.