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Convert Hours to Minutes in Google Sheets: Easy Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
April 15, 2024

To convert hours into minutes in Google Sheets, multiply the number of hours by 60 using the formula '=A1*60', where A1 is the cell with the hours. For detailed time data, use '=HOUR(A1)*60 + MINUTE(A1) + SECOND(A1)/60' to include hours, minutes, and seconds in the conversion.

Ensure time values are in a recognizable format and change the cell's format to General for correct display.

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How to Convert Hours into Minutes in Google Sheets

Converting hours into minutes in Google Sheets can be achieved through various methods, including using Google Sheets formulas, arithmetic calculations, and utilizing built-in functions like HOUR, MINUTE, and SECOND. This guide will walk you through different approaches to perform this conversion efficiently.

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Google Sheets Formulas

Google Sheets supports a wide range of formulas that can manipulate data and calculate strings and numbers. To convert hours into minutes, you can use simple arithmetic operations or combine specific time functions.

Hours to Minutes Conversion Formula

The most straightforward method to convert hours into minutes is to use an arithmetic operation. Since there are 60 minutes in an hour, you can multiply the number of hours by 60 to get the equivalent in minutes. The formula looks like this:


Where A1 is the cell containing the hours you want to convert. This formula multiplies the value in A1 by 60, giving you the result in minutes.

Using HOUR, MINUTE, and SECOND Functions

For a more detailed conversion that includes hours, minutes, and seconds, you can use the HOUR, MINUTE, and SECOND functions in combination. This approach is useful if your time values include more than just hours and you want to convert the entire time into minutes accurately. The formula is as follows:

'=HOUR(A1)*60 + MINUTE(A1) + SECOND(A1)/60'

This formula converts the hours into minutes, adds the existing minutes, and converts the seconds into minutes by dividing them by 60.

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Additional Tips

  • Ensure your time values are in a recognizable time format for Google Sheets to perform the conversion correctly.
  • If your formula returns a value formatted as time, change the cell's format to General to display it as a number.
  • Use cell references in your formulas to automatically update the conversion if the original time values change.

By following these steps, you can efficiently convert hours into minutes in Google Sheets, whether you're working with simple hour values or more complex time data that includes minutes and seconds.

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