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# Converting Hours in Decimal Form to HH:MM:SS Format

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##### SUMMARY
If you want to convert hours displayed in decimal form so that they can bedisplayed in a time format such as hh:mm:ss (for example, to convert 2.1to 2:06:00), use the following the appropriate procedure for your versionMicrosoft Excel.

### Microsoft Excel Versions 5.0 and Later

To convert the number, follow these steps:

1. Use the following formula to convert the number (n) to a serial number

=n/24

where n is any decimal number representing hours.
2. On the Format menu, click Cells, and then click the Number tab.
3. Under Category, select Time, and under Format Codes, select the number format you want.

### Microsoft Excel Versions 4.0 and Earlier

To convert the number, follow these steps:

1. Use the following formula to convert the number (n) to a serial number

=n/24

where n is any decimal number representing hours.
2. On the Format menu, click Number, and select the desired number format (for example, select hh:mm:ss).
NOTE: You can also use these procedures to convert from time values todecimal values. To do this, start from a time value, convert it to adecimal format, and then multiply by 24 to get the decimal representingthe time value.
##### REFERENCES
"User's Guide," version 5.0, pages 111, 209-218
"Function Reference," version 4.0, pages 433-434
"Function Reference," version 3.0, pages 236-237
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Article ID: 72578 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 09:08:19 - Revision: 1.4

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