# Hours Calculator

The hours calculator calculates the total number of hours and minutes between the start and end times.

For a full time card, use the Time Card Calculator.

## How to Use the Hours Calculator?

To use the calculator, follow the steps below:

1. Firstly, input the start and end times and select the 'AM' or 'PM'. The tool supports a 12-hour time format. So, ensure the hours are between 0-12 and the minutes between 0-60.
2. After entering the time, press the 'Calculate' button to generate the final results.
3. As a result, the tool returns the hours and minutes and the total minutes.
4. Press the 'Reset' option for the new calculations.

### How to Calculate the Hours and Minutes Between Two Times?

Let's understand it with an example.

#### Example:

Find out the hours and minutes between the following times:

Start time = 10:05 AM
End time = 12:30 PM

#### Solution:

First, subtract the start time hours from the end time hours.

12 - 10 = 2

Similarly, subtract the start time minutes from the end time minutes.

30 - 5 = 25

Now combine both results.

So, the duration between start and end times is 2 Hours 25 Minutes.

1 Hour = 60 Minutes

Total Minutes = 60 + 60 + 25 = 145.