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Excel conversion functions?

Asked by rojo (24169points) November 15th, 2011

Does anyone know if Excel has a conversion formula for converting from decimal feet (41.8001’) to feet and inches with fractions (41’ 9 19/32”)?
I have used the search function to try and find one and, although they have a bunch of different conversions, have not been able to find this particular one.

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jaytkay's avatar

I am not aware of an off-the-shelf solution. Hopefully someone has an easier way, but here’s how I approach the question:

1)
The INT function will give you the whole number (41)
=INT(41.8001)

2)
MOD gives the remainder (0.8001)
=MOD(41.8001,1)

3)
INT and MOD will give you inches (9)
=INT(MOD(41.8001,1) * 12)

And I’ve never done fractions, but here’s a page about it:
www.mrexcel.com/articles/display-fractions-in-excel.php

Sorry to give an incomplete answer, but that’s all I have time for this morning.

CWOTUS's avatar

I have written an Excel macro that does fractional inch to decimal inch conversions (and back to fractional inch). If you’ll PM me with an email address I’d be happy to send you the file that contains it, with simple instructions for use.

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