# Add seconds to a time

You can add (or subtract) a number of seconds from a time using fractions.
Dates are represented as sequential whole numbers so 1 hour is equivalent to the fraction (1/24).
Times are represented as fractions based on there being 24 hours in a day.
1 Hour is 1/24 = 0.04166
1 Minute is 1/(24*60) = 1/1440
1 Second is 1/(24*60*60) = 1/86400

 A 1 =TODAY() = Tuesday 01 November 2022 2 =NOW() = Tuesday 01 November 2022 06:26:20 3 =A2+(200*(1/86400)) = Tuesday, 01 November, 2022 06:29 AM 4 =A2+TIME(0,0,200) = Tuesday, 01 November, 2022 06:29 AM 5 =A2+(40/1440)+(50/86400) = Tuesday, 01 November, 2022 07:07 AM 6 =A2+TIME(0,40,50) = Tuesday, 01 November, 2022 07:07 AM 7 =A2+(3/24)+(15/1440)+(30/86400) = Tuesday, 01 November, 2022 09:41 AM 8 =A2+TIME(3,15,30) = Tuesday, 01 November, 2022 09:41 AM

Cell "A1" displays the current date. Custom format "dddd dd mmmm yyyy".
Cell "A2" displays the current date and time. Custom format "dddd dd mmmm yyyy hh:mm:ss".
Cell "A3" displays the current time plus 200 seconds.
Cell "A4" displays the current time plus 200 seconds using the TIME function to return the correct decimal.
Cell "A5" displays the current time plus 40 minutes and 50 seconds.
Cell "A6" displays the current time plus 40 minutes and 50 seconds using the TIME function to return the correct decimal.
Cell "A7" displays the current time plus 3 hours, 15 minutes and 30 seconds.
Cell "A8" displays the current time plus 3 hours, 15 minutes and 30 seconds using the TIME function to return the correct decimal.
All these cells have been formatted with the custom number format "dddd, dd mmmm, yyyy hh:mm AM/PM".

### Built-in Functions

NOW - The date serial number of the current system date and time.
TIME - The time as a decimal given an hour, minute, second.
TODAY - The date serial number representing today's date.