# MINUTE

## Rational

Find minute component from a timevalue.

## Description

The Excel MINUTE function returns the minute component of a time value or timestamp (integer from 0 to 59) of the corresponding time. For example, with a time of 6:48 PM or text (e.g. “6:48 PM”), =MINUTE(time) will return ’48’.

## Syntax

= MINUTE(serial_number)

## Parameters

serial_number – A valid argument of time, string representation or a serial number of a specific time recognized by Excel.

## Return Value

An integer between 0 and 59.

## Key Notes

• Time value in the function may be entered in time, text and serial number format in the specific cell of the worksheet.
• Time is stored as a serial number in Excel, a number from 0 (12:00:00 AM) to 0.999988426 (11.59:59 PM). Like 0.65 = 24*.65 = 15.6, return as .6*60 (minute) = 36, using MINUTE function.
• Use SECOND and HOUR functions to return other two components of Timestamp.

### HOUR

The Excel HOUR function returns the hour component of a timestamp between 0 (12:00 A.M.) and 23 (11:59 P.M.), use =HOUR(0.3) that returns ‘7’ (0.3*24).

### NOW

The NOW function returns the serial number of the current date and time. Example; to show the current date and time, use NOW(), empty parenthesis.

### SECOND

The SECOND function returns the second component (a number from 0 to 59). Example, 6:48:15 PM, the SECOND function will return ‘15’.