The Excel MINUTE function extracts the minute component of a time as a number between 0-59. For example, with a time of 9:45 AM, minute will return 45. You can use the MINUTE function to extract the minute into a cell, or feed the result into another function like the TIME function.

**Syntax**: =MINUTE (serial_number)

The Minute function syntax has the following arguments:

**Serial_number **(required argument) – The time that contains the minute we want to find.

The argument can be entered as:

- A decimal (serial number) representation of an Excel time
- A text representation of a time
- A reference to a cell containing a time
- A time value returned from another Excel function or formula

**Example**: Let’s look at some Excel MINUTE function examples and explore how to use the MINUTE function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

**Syntax**: =MINUTE(A2)

**Result**:

=MINUTE(A3)

Result: 50

=MINUTE(A4)

Result: 51

=MINUTE(A5)

Result: 41