# converting hours higher than 24 to decimal numbers

#### tali

##### New member
hi,

Here is a table I made, where I tried to convert hours to decimal numbers.
As long as I stayed under 24 hours it worked fine,
but when I reached the higher numbers it seems to have divided the number in 24 and show only the remainder....

Here's what I wrote:
 hours decimal 01:30 1.5 The formula I used is: =hour(A2)+minute(A2)/60 13:15 13.25 The same formula is used on all rows. 25:30 1.5 Why does it show 1.5 and not 25.5? How can I fix this?

#### tommyt61

##### New member
Excel is converting 25:30 to 1:30 that is why you are getting 1.5

Try this and see if it works. Format the Cell(s) as general where you will put the formula.

=INT(A2)*24+HOUR(A2)+ROUND(MINUTE(A2)/60,2)

#### tali

##### New member
Thank you!

it worked, thank you!
and sorry for the (very) late response....

Excel is converting 25:30 to 1:30 that is why you are getting 1.5

Try this and see if it works. Format the Cell(s) as general where you will put the formula.

=INT(A2)*24+HOUR(A2)+ROUND(MINUTE(A2)/60,2)