**Definitions:**

**Minute** (abbreviations: **min, or m**): is a unit of time or of angle. As a unit of time, the minute is the first sexagesimal fraction (equivalent to 1/60) of an hour, or 60 seconds.

**Second** (abbreviations: **sec, or s, or s (SI), or sec (US)**): is the base unit of time in the International System of Units (SI, Système International d'Unités). It is the second division of the hour by sixty, where the first division by sixty being the minute.

## How to Convert Minutes to Seconds

*Example: How many seconds are equivalent to 38.86 minutes?*

As;

1 minutes = 60 seconds

38.86 minutes = Y seconds

Assuming Y is the answer, and by criss-cross principle;

Y equals 38.86 times 60 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 38.86 * 60 / 1 = 2331.6 seconds

Answer is: 2331.6 seconds are equivalent to 38.86 minutes.

*Practice Question: Convert the following units into sec:*

N.B.: After working out the answer to each of the next questions, click adjacent button to see the correct answer.

( i ) 73.55 min

( ii ) 5.47 min

( iii ) 51.41 min