Time in digital (for large numbers)

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Hello ... my first post here.  :)


As a freelancer, I use Excel to track the hours I work on a particular job.  I then convert the total time worked (say 2:45 which is formatted as h:mm) into decimal so I can multiply it by my hourly rate.  I use the formula "=(A1-INT(A1))*24", so for 2:45 I'd get 2.8.


All good so far.  But for a job of many days, let's say I worked a total time of 69hrs 55min.  For reasons I don't quite understand, I need to change the cell format slightly to 'elapsed' time ([h]:mm) to get 69:55 to appear.


But when I go to convert these larger numbers into digital, it won't work.  The formula mentioned above gives me a crazy result (526:00:00).  I found some other suggestions online, but none worked.  It seems that using elapsed time is throwing a spanner in the works.


Anyone have a suggestion?

Many thanks!

3 Replies
Simply multiply by 24.

It worked.  I cannot believe it was that simple.  *slaps head*

best response confirmed by David-Budhawa1 (New Contributor)
Always remember that hours are stored as decimals of 1 day, which is equivalent to 24 hours.