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Old December 28th 06, 12:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
ronnie-g
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
Thanks!
--Ron
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Old December 28th 06, 12:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

Hi Ron

How do you get 12 secs from 0.5 of a minute?

If you have a decimal value eg in A1 of 5.5 and this number represents
your minutes, then you could use a formula like:

=A1/1440

and format the cell as mm:ss to get the format as eg 05:30 (use
hh:mm:ss or maybe [h]:mm:ss if you will have numbers of more than 60
minutes).

Does this help?

Richard


ronnie-g wrote:

> How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> Thanks!
> --Ron


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Old December 28th 06, 12:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
JLatham
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

This will get you 5:12 from 5.5, assuming 5.5 is in A1

=LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) & ":" & 60 / RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(".",A1))

I think I see where .5 comes up with 12 minutes (1/5 minute vs 1/2 minute).
If that was a typo then this would give you 5:30
=LEFT(C568,FIND(".",C568)-1) & ":" & 60 *
RIGHT(C568,LEN(C568)-FIND(".",C568)+1)

Note that both results are text, not true time.

"ronnie-g" wrote:

> How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> Thanks!
> --Ron

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Old December 28th 06, 01:26 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Gary''s Student
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

If 5.5 is in cell A1 then:

=.000656565*A1 and format as mm:ss
--
Gary's Student


"ronnie-g" wrote:

> How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> Thanks!
> --Ron

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Old December 28th 06, 02:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
ronnie-g
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

Sorry... Question should have read: How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display
5:30 (5 minues 30 seconds).

"RichardSchollar" wrote:

> Hi Ron
>
> How do you get 12 secs from 0.5 of a minute?
>
> If you have a decimal value eg in A1 of 5.5 and this number represents
> your minutes, then you could use a formula like:
>
> =A1/1440
>
> and format the cell as mm:ss to get the format as eg 05:30 (use
> hh:mm:ss or maybe [h]:mm:ss if you will have numbers of more than 60
> minutes).
>
> Does this help?
>
> Richard
>
>
> ronnie-g wrote:
>
> > How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> > Thanks!
> > --Ron

>
>

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Old December 28th 06, 02:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
ronnie-g
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

Sorry..... Question should have read: How do I convert 5.5 minutes to
display 5:30(5 minues 30 seconds).
I successfully used your first example : =LEFT(C568,FIND(".",C568)-1) & ":"
& 60 * RIGHT(C568,LEN(C568)-FIND(".",C568)+1)
Thanks!

"JLatham" wrote:

> This will get you 5:12 from 5.5, assuming 5.5 is in A1
>
> =LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) & ":" & 60 / RIGHT(A1,LEN(A1)-FIND(".",A1))
>
> I think I see where .5 comes up with 12 minutes (1/5 minute vs 1/2 minute).
> If that was a typo then this would give you 5:30
> =LEFT(C568,FIND(".",C568)-1) & ":" & 60 *
> RIGHT(C568,LEN(C568)-FIND(".",C568)+1)
>
> Note that both results are text, not true time.
>
> "ronnie-g" wrote:
>
> > How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> > Thanks!
> > --Ron

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Old December 28th 06, 02:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
ronnie-g
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

Sorry..... Question should have read: How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display
5:30(5 minues 30 seconds).
I successfully used your first example : =LEFT(C568,FIND(".",C568)-1) & ":"
& 60 * RIGHT(C568,LEN(C568)-FIND(".",C568)+1)
Thanks!

"RichardSchollar" wrote:

> Hi Ron
>
> How do you get 12 secs from 0.5 of a minute?
>
> If you have a decimal value eg in A1 of 5.5 and this number represents
> your minutes, then you could use a formula like:
>
> =A1/1440
>
> and format the cell as mm:ss to get the format as eg 05:30 (use
> hh:mm:ss or maybe [h]:mm:ss if you will have numbers of more than 60
> minutes).
>
> Does this help?
>
> Richard
>
>
> ronnie-g wrote:
>
> > How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> > Thanks!
> > --Ron

>
>

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Old December 28th 06, 02:42 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
ronnie-g
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

Sorry..... Question should have read: How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display
5:30(5 minues 30 seconds).
I successfully used example : =LEFT(C568,FIND(".",C568)-1) & ":" & 60 *
RIGHT(C568,LEN(C568)-FIND(".",C568)+1)
Thanks!

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

> If 5.5 is in cell A1 then:
>
> =.000656565*A1 and format as mm:ss
> --
> Gary's Student
>
>
> "ronnie-g" wrote:
>
> > How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> > Thanks!
> > --Ron

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Old December 28th 06, 03:10 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

Don't know why you'd want to do that when Richards suggestion is so much
simpler,

=C568/1440

format as [m]:ss

or if you want a text result

=TEXT(C568/1440,"[m]:ss")

"ronnie-g" wrote:

> Sorry..... Question should have read: How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display
> 5:30(5 minues 30 seconds).
> I successfully used example : =LEFT(C568,FIND(".",C568)-1) & ":" & 60 *
> RIGHT(C568,LEN(C568)-FIND(".",C568)+1)
> Thanks!
>
> "Gary''s Student" wrote:
>
> > If 5.5 is in cell A1 then:
> >
> > =.000656565*A1 and format as mm:ss
> > --
> > Gary's Student
> >
> >
> > "ronnie-g" wrote:
> >
> > > How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> > > Thanks!
> > > --Ron

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Old December 28th 06, 04:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
JLatham
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Default Converting decimal fractions of minutes to seconds

And I agree with that - much simpler, more straightforward. I only attacked
it from the text aspect because of his initial typo'd example (and carried
that on to the text preparation for 5:30 to keep from jumping track and
confusing him).

ronnie-g, if you need true time, Richard's way is the way to go, you can set
format of the cell up to get it to show just 5:30 (with those numbers) vs
12:05:30 as it may try to do.

"daddylonglegs" wrote:

> Don't know why you'd want to do that when Richards suggestion is so much
> simpler,
>
> =C568/1440
>
> format as [m]:ss
>
> or if you want a text result
>
> =TEXT(C568/1440,"[m]:ss")
>
> "ronnie-g" wrote:
>
> > Sorry..... Question should have read: How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display
> > 5:30(5 minues 30 seconds).
> > I successfully used example : =LEFT(C568,FIND(".",C568)-1) & ":" & 60 *
> > RIGHT(C568,LEN(C568)-FIND(".",C568)+1)
> > Thanks!
> >
> > "Gary''s Student" wrote:
> >
> > > If 5.5 is in cell A1 then:
> > >
> > > =.000656565*A1 and format as mm:ss
> > > --
> > > Gary's Student
> > >
> > >
> > > "ronnie-g" wrote:
> > >
> > > > How do I convert 5.5 minutes to display 5:12 (5 minues 12 seconds).
> > > > Thanks!
> > > > --Ron

 




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