# Seconds to Minutes Converter

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What is a second?How to use seconds to minutes converter?Other related calculatorsFAQsSeconds to minutes converter is a tool you come to when you want to know how many minutes Usain Bolt took to run a 100m sprint. Or do you want to compare the length of national anthems of different countries in minutes?

Usain Bolt took 9.58s to run a 100m sprint. So how much does that mean in terms of minutes? Let's find out using our seconds to minutes calculator. The article below covers the conversions between seconds and minutes. Read on to understand how to convert seconds into minutes.

## What is a second?

A **second** is a base unit of time, which we all use in our day-to-day lives. It was initially defined as $\frac{1}{31556925.9747}$ fraction of the year 1900. This was known as the ephemeris time. This was later switched to an atomic clock where a second is equal to the hyperfine transition frequency of Caesium 133 atom.

So what does it mean for us? The calculation remains simple for us. A second is a $1/60$th fraction of a minute, or you can say a minute comprises 60 seconds. A second has $1000$ milliseconds. So, a minute has $60 \times 1000 = 60,000 \text{ ms}$.

## How to use seconds to minutes converter?

Let's see how to convert seconds to minutes by converting `78`

seconds into minutes.

- Enter the seconds in the first field as
`78 s`

. - The seconds to minutes converter will return the time in minutes as $78/60 = 1.3$.

### How do I convert seconds into minutes?

To convert seconds into minutes:

**Divide**the number of seconds by`60`

.- The
**quotient**of the division is**number of minutes**whereas the remainder is the that many seconds past a full minute. Mathematically,`No. of minutes = Seconds/60`

.

### How many minutes are in a day?

A day has `1440`

minutes. This is because a day has `24`

hours and an hour has `60`

minutes. Therefore, `60 × 24 = 1440`

minutes.

### How many minutes are in a leap year?

A leap year has `527040`

minutes. This value is obtained by the following expression: `60 × 24 × 366 = 527040`

minutes. **An hour has 60 minutes, a day has 24 hours, and a leap year has 366 days.**