#### Total Number of Hours

```I have a tracking sheet and I entered the total number of hours spent on a project and then when I want the sume the total is 6.65 instead of 7.05 for 7 hours and 5 minutes. How do I fix this? The way I entered the time is 0.35 for 35 minutes. Do I need to enter the times a different way?
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7/16/2004 5:47:02 PM
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```If you are in a place that use : as a time delimiter then you need to enter
it like

hh:mm

35 minutes should be entered as

0:35

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Peo Sjoblom

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benefit keep the discussion in the newsgroup/forum)

"celeste" <celeste@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:23CF775F-91FB-4D1B-A169-697D1067FE27@microsoft.com...
> I have a tracking sheet and I entered the total number of hours spent on a
project and then when I want the sume the total is 6.65 instead of 7.05 for
7 hours and 5 minutes. How do I fix this? The way I entered the time is 0.35
for 35 minutes. Do I need to enter the times a different way?

```
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terre08 (1112)
7/16/2004 5:56:28 PM
```You should use a colon instead of a period, such as:

7:05

for seven hours and five minutes.  Excel has its own unique way of measuring
time, with 1 equally 1 day.  Carrying it further, 1 hour is 1/24 or roughly
..041667, 1 minute is 1/24/60 or roughly .0006944, and 1 second is 1/24/60/60
or roughly .000011574.  So to try to do the math and determine the proper
decimal amount to use to represent minutes is not the easiest.  Using a
colon as shown above causes Excel to assune a time value has been entered.
To calculate total time, format as [h]:mm.

HTH
--
Michael J. Malinsky
Pittsburgh, PA

"I am a bear of very little brain, and long
words bother me." -- AA Milne, Winnie the Pooh

"celeste" <celeste@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:23CF775F-91FB-4D1B-A169-697D1067FE27@microsoft.com...
> I have a tracking sheet and I entered the total number of hours spent on a
project and then when I want the sume the total is 6.65 instead of 7.05 for
7 hours and 5 minutes. How do I fix this? The way I entered the time is 0.35
for 35 minutes. Do I need to enter the times a different way?

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joeqcpa (67)
7/16/2004 6:01:51 PM

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