# Excel/time sum question

Question
I've got a list of times of mp3 recordings that I want to sum. For example:

5:42
7:32
10:49
9:51
8:30
4:34
11:09
4:05
8:15
7:59
8:18

When I sum, I get 86:44. How to get it to show as 1:26:44?
Formatting for the minutes and seconds is Number tab, Time, 1:30
Formatting for the 86:44 is Number tab, Custom, [h]:mm;

I am using Excel 2003 (yeah yeah, I know...)

I would like for however it's worked out for it to work in Excel 2010 and 2013.

I would use the HOUR, MINUTE, and SECOND functions to break the time values up into their components, then add those together. If you divide the MINUTES by 60 you'll get a value to add to the HOUR column. This will prevent you from having to deal with the time value rolling over to the next day (23:30 + 01:00 = 00:30 on the next day). Then just put those values back together again.

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Richard Rost
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