Is there a way to add two times, or durations, in one line in a Google Spreadsheet?

Something like:


I know that I can use the time command in-line, and that I can add times from two separate cells, but I was wondering if there was a simpler and more elegant way to add two times when entering them in the same cell.


You could also use:


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    On a scale of zero to elegant I'd rate this tidy-ish. – AdamL Sep 20 '14 at 19:53
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    Thanks, AdamL, that's what I was looking for! I actually tried this before, but it didn't occur to me that I then need to change the cell's format to "Time" to get the output in hh:mm:ss, rather than just a number... – gandi2223 Sep 21 '14 at 11:33

With the TIMEVALUE formula, you're able to make time based calculations within a cell.


=TIMEVALUE("01:00") + TIMEVALUE("02:15")


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I've created an example file for you: TIMEVALUE



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