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Excel Formula: Convert Decimal Seconds to Time

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To convert decimal seconds to Excel time in Excel, a formula can help you.

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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Generic formula:

Seconds/86400

Arguments

Seconds: a decimal number that you will convert to Excel time.

Return Value

This formula returns a decimal number, format the result as an Excel time format as you need.

How this formula work

To convert the decimal seconds in cell B3:B5 to Excel time in cell C3:C5, please apply below formula:

=B3/86400

Press Enter key, then drag the fill handle from C3 to C5 to get a list of decimal numbers.
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Then keep the results selected, press Ctrl + 1 to enable the Format Cells dialog, under Number tab, click Time from the Category section, then choose one type of time formats you want from the Type section.
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Click OK. The decimal numbers have been formatted as time.
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Explanation

There are 86400 seconds in a day. For instance, 55346 seconds equal to 55346/86400 day.


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