Seconds To Minutes Conversion


1 s = 0.016666666666666666 min

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How to convert seconds to minutes (s to min)

The formula for converting seconds to minutes is: min = s ÷ 60. To calculate the second value in minutes first substitute the second value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 second in minutes we follow these steps:

min = s ÷ 60

min = 1 ÷ 60

min = 0.0166666666666666666666666666667

In other words, 1 second is equal to 0.0166666666666666666666666666667 minutes.

Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 3 seconds to minutes is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: min = s ÷ 60
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 3 for s so the formula becomes: min = 3 ÷ 60
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 3 ÷ 60 = 0.05 min

In summary, 3 seconds is equal to 0.05 minutes.

Converting minutes to seconds

In order to convert the other way around i.e. minutes to seconds, you would use the following formula: s = min × 60. To convert minutes to seconds first substitute the minute value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 minute in seconds we follow these steps:

s = min × 60

s = 1 × 60

s = 60

Or in other words, 1 minute is equal to 60 seconds.

Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Second?

A second (s) is the base unit of time measurement in the International System of Units (SI). It is defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the cesium-133 atom.
To provide an example of a second, let's consider a simple action like snapping your fingers. The time it takes for the sound of a finger snap to occur is typically on the order of milliseconds, which is a fraction of a second. However, if we zoom in further, a second can be divided into smaller units such as milliseconds, microseconds, and nanoseconds.
For instance, if we take 1 second and divide it into smaller intervals of 1 millisecond each, we would have 1,000 milliseconds in a second. Each millisecond represents a thousandth of a second. This level of precision is often used in fields that require accurate time measurement, such as scientific experiments, computing, and telecommunications.
In everyday life, we use seconds as a fundamental unit of time to measure durations, intervals, and clock time. For example, when you count "1...2...3...," each count represents a second. When you check the time on a clock, it displays the hours, minutes, and seconds elapsed since midnight.
Additionally, seconds are crucial in measuring the speed of events, such as the time it takes for a car to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour or the duration of a short video clip.
In summary, a second (s) is the base unit of time in the SI system. It represents the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between two hyperfine levels of the cesium-133 atom. The example of snapping your fingers highlights how seconds are used to measure everyday durations, and they can be further divided into smaller units like milliseconds for more precise time measurement.

What is a Minute?

A minute is a unit of time measurement that represents 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour. It is commonly used to measure short durations and as a unit of time on clocks and watches.
To provide an example of a minute, let's consider boiling an egg. The recommended cooking time for a soft-boiled egg is typically around 4 to 6 minutes. This means that you would place the egg in boiling water and let it cook for approximately 4 to 6 minutes before removing it.
Another example is in scheduling or time management. When discussing meeting durations, it is common to allocate a certain number of minutes for different activities. For instance, a presentation might be scheduled for 20 minutes, followed by a question and answer session of 10 minutes.
In sports, a minute is often used to measure game time or periods. For example, in basketball, each quarter consists of 12 minutes of playing time. In soccer, a game is divided into two halves, each typically lasting 45 minutes.
On digital clocks or watches, the time is displayed in hours and minutes. For example, if the clock reads "9:30," it means that it is 9 hours and 30 minutes past midnight.
In summary, a minute is a unit of time measurement that represents 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour. The examples of boiling an egg, scheduling activities, and game durations illustrate how minutes are commonly used to measure short durations, track time, and organize events in various contexts.

Seconds To Minutes Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common seconds to minutes conversion values.

Second (s)Minute (min)
1 s0.0166666666666666666666666666667 min
2 s0.0333333333333333333333333333333 min
3 s0.05 min
4 s0.0666666666666666666666666666667 min
5 s0.0833333333333333333333333333333 min
6 s0.1 min
7 s0.116666666666666666666666666667 min
8 s0.133333333333333333333333333333 min
9 s0.15 min
10 s0.166666666666666666666666666667 min
11 s0.183333333333333333333333333333 min
12 s0.2 min
13 s0.216666666666666666666666666667 min

Other Common Second Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from seconds to other time units.

1 second in nanoseconds1000000000 ns
1 second in microseconds1000000 µs
1 second in milliseconds1000 ms
1 second in weeks0.00000165343915343915343915343915344 wk
1 second in months0.000000380517503805175038051750380518 mo
1 second in years0.0000000317057704502219403931515535828 yr
1 second in decades0.00000000317057704502219403931515535828 decade

Seconds To Minutes Conversion Chart