**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 5.94 seconds?*

As;

1 seconds = 0.0166666 minutes

5.94 seconds = Y minutes

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

Y equals 5.94 times 0.0166666 over 1

(i.e.) Y = 5.94 * 0.0166666 / 1 = 0.098999604 minutes

Answer is: 0.098999604 minutes are equivalent to 5.94 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 ) 58.53 sec

( ii ) 28.26 sec

( iii ) 32.78 sec