**Definitions:**

**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.

**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.

## How to Convert Seconds to Minutes

*Example: How many minutes are equivalent to 34 seconds?*

As;

1 seconds = 0.0166666 minutes

34 seconds = Y minutes

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

Y equals 34 times 0.0166666 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 34 * 0.0166666 / 1 = 0.5666644 minutes

Answer is: 0.5666644 minutes are equivalent to 34 seconds.

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

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

( i ) 16.09 sec

( ii ) 56.89 sec

( iii ) 68.36 sec