write a formula that converts x hours to y seconds?

Formula for X hours = y seconds

3 Answers

  1. Knowing that 1 hour = 60 minutes and that 1 minute = 60 seconds you can easily use this conversion factor to write a formula. Or a shorter way of remembering this is by knowing 1 hour = 3600 seconds.

    I’ll give you an example of where I want to know how many seconds is in 3 hours.

    (3hrs)(60min/1hr)(60sec/1min)= 10,800 seconds.

    I’d write it like this:

    (x hrs)(60min/1hr)(60sec/1min) = y seconds

    or

    (x hrs)(3600sec/1hr) = y seconds

  2. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but seeing as there are 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes in an hour, then:

    X times 60 seconds times 60 minutes = Y seconds

    or:

    X(3600)=Y

  3. 1(x) hours = 60(y) seconds?

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