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how does excel calculate hours: How does Excel understand AM and PM hours.

Short Answer:

Excel calculates hours as their fractional value of a 24 hour day.

Long answer:

In excel's mind, 24 hours is 1
In excel's mind, 12 hours is 0.5
Therefore, when you enter in Excel 6:00 am, Excel considers it 0.25
When you enter in Excel 6:00 pm, it thinks of it as 0.75 


how to calculate hours in excel: See Below For Three Easy Steps

Step 1: Enter your hours and minutes in a hh:mm format in the column cells.

Step 2: In your Total cell enter the Excel formula " =SUM( " and then select the cells with the hours in it.

Step 3: Change the Format of your total cell to: [h]: mm.

> > Right Click on your total
> > Click on Format Cells
> > On the Number Tab, under "custom" change your settings to [h]:mm



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