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    I have a spreadsheet of the times (mins & secs) that it takes to make parts, but when I try to add these times up in comes up with an incorrect no.

    For example:
    0.63
    1.83
    0.42
    0.17
    =excel total = 3.05 yet the total in mins should be 5.03 (I think)

    I have looked at formatting the cells as mm:ss - but it doesn't seem to work, and I don't understand it !!!

    Please help.

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    First, what is .63? If this is time, you should have it formatted as h:mm:ss

    What do you want your total cell to look like? minutes and seconds or a number value?

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    Sorry, I didn't make that clear. 0.63 is mins (0) and secs (63), and I want the result to also be in mins & secs.

    I just don't understand the formatting in mm:ss as I then try to type in 1.82 for example and it comes up with very strange figures instead of just putting the 1.82 into a min/sec format.

    Thanks for your help

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    You must enter seconds using a colon, not a decimal.

    Format your cells as mm:ss.

    Format your total cell as [m]:ss

    Try that, let me know. Also see an excellent resource for explaining dates and times in Excel:

    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/datetime.htm


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