Convert Time to Hours – Excel & Google Sheets
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This tutorial will demonstrate how to convert a time value to hours in Excel & Google Sheets.
Convert Time to Hours – Excel
Excel stores time as a decimal value where each 1/24th represents one hour of a day. Understanding this, you can convert a time to hours by multiplying the time by 24:
Format as Number
When you multiply time by 24, Excel may format the result as time (ex. h:mm):
To display the result as a regular number, change the formatting to General:
Convert Time to Hours in Google Sheets
All of the above examples work exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel.