How to calculate working hours in Microsoft excel

In this tutorial we will learn how to calculate working hours in Microsoft Excel. Calculating hours in Microsoft Excel is a common task, especially in industries such as payroll, project management, and time tracking. Excel provides a variety of built-in functions that can be used to calculate hours, minutes, and seconds between two dates and times.

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software program that is part of the Microsoft Office suite. It allows users to create, edit, and format spreadsheets and perform complex calculations, data analysis, and visualization. Excel features an intuitive interface with a range of tools and functions for organizing and manipulating data. It offers a wide variety of charts, graphs, and other visualizations to help users better understand their data, and its support for macros and add-ons allows for powerful customizations and automation.

Step 1 – Select a Blank Cell

– Select a targeted blank cell in which   you want to calculate the working hours.

Step 2 – Right Click on the Cell and Click on Format Cells option

– Right click in the targeted cell, a pop-up menu will appear .

– Click on the Format Cells option.

Step 3 – Go to the Numbers Tab and Select Number as Cell Format

– Go to the Numbers Tab.

– Select Number as the cell format in the Category Section.

– Click on OK in the Format Cells dialog box.

Step 4 – Place an Equals Sign

– Place an equals sign ( = ) in the blank cell.

Step 5 – Enter the End Time and Multiply it by 24

– Enter the address of the cell containing End time right after the equals sign to convert it into a decimal number.

– Enclose the term in parentheses ().

Step 6 – Subtract The Start Time Multiplied by 24

– Place the minus sign ( – ) .

– Enter the Start time and multiply it by 24 to convert it into a decimal number.

– Enclose this term in parentheses ().

Step 7 – Press the Enter Key

– Press the enter key to calculate the working hours.

Step 8 – Apply the formula on each row

– Apply the formula on each row using the “Handle Select” and “Drag and  Drop” method.