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Excel MINUTE Function

Excel MINUTE function
Summary 

The Excel MINUTE function extracts the minute component of a time as a number between 0-59. For example, with a time of 9:45 AM, minute will return 45. You can use the MINUTE function to extract the minute into a cell, or feed the result into another function like the TIME function.

Purpose 
Get minute as a number (0-59) from time
Return value 
Number between 0 and 59.
Syntax 
=MINUTE (serial_number)
Arguments 
  • serial_number - A valid date or time.
Usage notes 

The MINUTE function extracts the minute from a time as a number between 0-59. For example:

=MINUTE("9:45 AM") // returns 45
=MINUTE("3:10 PM") // returns 10

You can use the MINUTE function to extract the minute into a cell, or feed the result into another function like the TIME function. For example, with the time 5:45 PM in cell A1, you can create a new time that includes 45 minutes like this:

=TIME(7,MINUTE(A1),0) // returns 7:45 PM

Times can be supplied as text (e.g. "7:45 PM") or as decimal numbers (e.g. 0.5, which equals 12:00 PM). In general, it's best to use the TIME function to create time values, because it reduces errors.

Note: Excel stores dates and times as serial numbers. For example, the date Jan 1, 2000 12:00 PM is equal to the serial number 32526.5 in Excel. To check that Excel is correctly recognizing a date or time, you can temporarily format the date as a number.

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