Seconds to Minutes Converter

Created by Rahul Dhari
Reviewed by Madhumathi Raman
Last updated: Feb 02, 2023

Seconds 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 131556925.9747\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 1/601/60th fraction of a minute, or you can say a minute comprises 60 seconds. A second has 10001000 milliseconds. So, a minute has 60×1000=60,000 ms60 \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.

  1. Enter the seconds in the first field as 78 s.
  2. The seconds to minutes converter will return the time in minutes as 78/60=1.378/60 = 1.3.
  3. The converters will also tell you the time in mm: ss format, i.e., 1:181:18.

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Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt took 9.58 s to run a 100 m sprint, which translates to 9.58/60 = 0.16 minutes.


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.

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