from 6th-8th Grade Math: Practice & ReviewChapter 36 / Lesson 7
Question:How many minutes are in a century?
Answer and Explanation:
There are 52,596,000 minutes in a century.
A century is made up of 100 years. One year is made up of 365 days, and one leap year is made up of 366 days. Because a leap year occurs every four years, there will be 25 leap years (with 366 days) and 75 normal years (with 365 days) in a century. One day has 24 hours, and one hour has 60 minutes.
Therefore, the number of minutes in a century will be the product of:
(days in 75 normal years + days in 25 leap years) * hours in a day * minutes in an hour
= ((365 x 75) + (366 x 25)) * 24 * 60
= (27,375 + 9,150) * 24 * 60
= 36,525 * 24 * 60
= 52,596,000 minutes
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