Excel Formula: Add minutes to time

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This tutorial provides formulas and explains how to add minutes to time in Excel.

Add whole minutes to time

 

Generic formula:

Start_time+TIME(0,minutes,0)

Arguments

Start_time: the time you want to add minutes to.
Hours: the number of minutes you want to add to time. It must be a positive whole number. If it is negative, the formula returns an error value #NUM!, if it is decimal number, such as 30.1, it reckons 30.1 as 30.

Return value

Return a value in time format.

How this formula work

For example, there is a time data in cell B3, and the number of minutes you want to add is displayed in cell C3, please use below formula:

=B3+TIME(0,C3,0)

Or

=B3+TIME(0,36,0)

Press Enter key then the result is shown.
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Explanation

Generally, TIME function is used to convert decimal numbers to a time in format hh:mm:ss. Here in this formula, it changes the number of minutes (36) to a time (00:36:00), and then the entire formula =B3+TIME(0,C3,0) is calculated to: 3:12:32+00:36:00.

Remark

If you want to subtract the minutes from time, please use below formula

MOD(Start_time-TIME(0,minutes,0),1)

For example, there is a time in cell B12, and the number of minutes you want to subtract is displayed in cell C13, please use below formula:

=MOD(B12-TIME(0,20,0),1)

Or

=MOD(B13-TIME(0,C12,0),1)

Press Enter key then the result is shown.
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Explanation

In general, it does not allow the negative time in Excel, using the MOD function to flip the negative values to positive will get a correct time.

Add decimal minutes to time

 

Generic formula:

Start_time+minutes/1440

Arguments

Start_time: the time you want to add minutes to.
Minutes: the decimal minutes you want to add to time.

Return value

Return a value in time format.

How this formula work

For example, the start time value is in cell B8, the decimal minutes you want to add is displayed in cell C8, please use below formula:

=B8+C8/1440

Or

=B8+135.8/1440

Press Enter key then the result is shown.
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Explanation

There are 1440 minutes in a day, and one minute is 1/1440 day.

Remark

If you want to subtract the minutes from time, please use below formula

MOD(Start_time-minutes/1440,1)

For example, there is a time in cell B18, and the number of minutes you want to subtract is displayed in cell C18, please use below formula:

==MOD(B18-C18/1440,1)

Or

=MOD(B18-200/1440,1)

Press Enter key then the result is shown.
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Explanation

Generally speaking, it does not allow the negative time in Excel, using the MOD function to flip the negative values to positive will get a correct time.

Note:

1. The number of hours can be a decimal number while using the formula
Start_time+minutes/1440

2. If the result is over 24 hours, just format the result as [h]:mm:ss format in the Custom section under Number tab of the Format Cells dialog.
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Sample File

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    Alphonse · 15 days ago
    Hello and thank you for all the info provided.

    With all due respect, someone needs to proofread your page, for there are several inconsistencies such as:

    (right off the bat...)
    Start_time+TIME(0,minutes,0)
    Arguments
    Start_time: ...
    Hours: the number of...

    Hours? Shouldn't it be TIME?


    For example, there is a time in cell B12, and the number of minutes you want to subtract is displayed in cell C13, please use below formula:
    =MOD(B12-TIME(0,20,0),1)
    Or
    =MOD(B13-TIME(0,C12,0),1)

    Why did B12 become B13?
    Where is C13 used?
    These are two discrepancies in just one example.


    Generally speaking, it does not allow the negative time in Excel
    it???

    There are 1440 minutes in a day, and one minute is 1/1440 day.
    There are 1440 minutes in a day, so... or therefore,...

    It seems you are hiring illegals who do not speak English all that well to write your material.