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I need a simple formula, I just can's seem to figure it out.
 time in , time out =total hrs
 example  in @ 8 am out @ 5 PM = 9 hrs
 repeat Monday through Sunday
 then then total at end of week

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You first have to know that Excel requires specific entry, and that Excel reads the value of 1 as one DAY.

In cell A1, type:

8 a

and hit Enter. It should then read 8:00 AM.

In cell A2, type:

5 p

and hit Enter. It should then read 5:00 PM.

In cell A3, type:

=A2-A1

and hit Enter. It should read 9:00 AM, which isn't want you want.

Select cell A3. Format it as a number. The value now becomes 0.38
That is the portion of 1 day (24 hours) that is your result.

Change the formula in A3 to:

=(A2-A1)*24

And you shall have your answer. There are 24 hours in one day.

You can learn this and so much more about time and time sheets at Chip Pearson's website.

http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/datetime.htm#WorkHours

I hope this helps!
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