# Minutes to Seconds Converter

This minutes to seconds converter will be your companion if you want to learn **how to convert minutes to seconds**. There will be some special occasions when you need to do this.

Keep on reading to start learning how to change minutes to seconds.

## How to convert minutes to seconds

Converting minutes to seconds is very easy to do. But first, you have to know by heart how many seconds are in a minute. The answer is: there are 60 seconds in 1 minute. In equation form, we express that as:

By dividing both sides of the equation by 1 minute, we get an identity expression stating that there are 60 seconds per 1 minute. To convert time from minutes to seconds, we simply multiply the time in minutes by 60 seconds per 1 minute, as shown in this equation:

where:

- $t_\text{sec}$ - Time in seconds; and
- $t_\text{min}$ - Time in minutes.

By performing this multiplication procedure, we cancel out the minutes unit and retain the seconds unit.

## Example calculation

Let's say we want to know how long the **Seasons of Love** that Jonathan Larson wrote and composed is in seconds. This song is `2 minutes and 52 seconds`

(or 2.8667 minutes). By multiplying this time duration by $\frac{60\ \text{sec}}{1\ \text{ min}}$, we'll have:

We can also only **multiply 2 minutes by** $\frac{60\ \text{sec}}{1\ \text{ min}}$ to get `120 seconds`

, and **add the remaining 52 seconds** to have `172 seconds`

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You can also quickly **enter your time in minutes** on our **minutes to seconds converter**. Our tool will automatically convert it to seconds for you.

### How do I change minutes to seconds?

To change minutes to seconds:

**Understand**that there are**60 seconds in 1 minute**.**Multiply**the time in minutes**by 60**.

For example, a quarter of an hour, or `15 minutes`

is equal to `15 minutes × 60 =`

** 90 seconds**.

### How many seconds are in 5 minutes?

**There are 300 seconds in 5 minutes**. We know that 1 minute is equal to 60 seconds; therefore, if we multiply 5 by 60 seconds, we will obtain its equivalent value of 300 seconds.