## Introduction

MINUTE function in Excel is a type of DATE/TIME function. This function is used to find minutes from a given time. It gives result in form of numbers ranging from 0 to 59. For example, for time 10:15 AM, MINUTE function will retrieve 15 as the result. MINUTE function can also be used with the TIME function for feeding MINUTEs into this function.

## Syntax

*=MINUTE(Serial_Number)*

## Arguments

- Serial_Number- This is time in a valid excel format or a cell number containing the valid time.

## Keynotes

- Time values are represented in form of decimal numbers, for example 6:00 PM is represented by 0.75 as it is 0.75 of 24 hours which is 18 hours.
- Time can be entered in form of text strings or decimal numbers; to reduce errors, TIME function can be used to supply time.
- Excel default format for storing date and time is in form of serial numbers; to view it in readable form, use formatting tab.
- It can be used as a feeder to insert minutes in TIME function.

## Examples

In this example, Time is given in column A and MINUTE function is used in column B to extract number of minutes from the time.