excel time calculates as number

March 17, 2011 at 11:04:34
Specs: Windows XP
I put in 10:25 begin time
10:30 end time
the calculation I set up shows a diff of 00:05 minutes it is right

If I put in 10:59 begin time
11:00 end time
the calculation shows a diff of 00:41 minutes.
When the begin time is in one hour and the end time is in another doesn't calculate correctly

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March 17, 2011 at 12:15:48
How are you doing your calculations?
What is the formula your using?

    A          B       C
1) 10:25     10:30    0:05
2) 10:25     11:00    0:35

The correct formula should be =B1-A1
The cells in column C should be formatted as TIME

If you do =A2-B2 you get -0:46



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March 18, 2011 at 13:15:46
Thanks Mike, but that did not work. Use your formula, but make the time

Start Time: 13:59
End time: 14:05


Start Time: 09:40
End time 10:10

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March 18, 2011 at 13:32:21
And just what exactly is that supposed to prove?

What are you trying to do?



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