# Excel MINUTE Function

This post will guide you how to use **Excel MINUTE function** with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

**Description**

The Excel MINUTE function returns the minutes of a time value. And the minutes is an integer number from 0 to 59. So you can use the MINUTE function to extract the minute component of a given time value.

**For example,** for a valid time value 10:29 AM, the MINUTE function will return 29. So you can pass the returned result into another formula.

The MINUTE function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a DATE and TIME Function.

The MINUTE function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

### Syntax

The syntax of the MINUTE function is as below:

=MINUTE (serial_number)

**Where the MINUTE function arguments is:**

**Serial_number **-This is a required argument. A valid time value that contains the minute you want to extract. The times can be entered as a text strings within quotation marks (for example, “10:32 AM“), or typed as a decimal numbers, or the results of others formulas.

**Note:**

- Time values are a portion of a date value and represented by a decimal number (for example, 12:00 PM is represented as 0.5, since it is half of a day).
- If the serial_number is not a valid Excel time, it will return #VALUE! Error.

### Excel MINUTE Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel MINUTE Function to return an integer number that representing the minute component of a given Excel time.

**1#** get minute portion of the time, enter the following formula in Cell B1.

=MINUTE(A1)

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