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Converting 1 Trillion Seconds to Years

Instructor: Mia Primas

Mia has taught math and science and has a Master's Degree in Secondary Teaching.

This lesson will show you how to convert 1 trillion seconds to years. Each step of the calculation will convert to a larger unit until the solution is in years.

Converting Seconds to Years

Step 1: Convert seconds to minutes

Step 2: Convert minutes to hours

Step 3: Convert hours to days

Step 4: Convert days to years

The following equivalent units will be used in the calculation.

60 seconds = 1 minute
60 minutes = 1 hour
24 hours = 1 day
365 days = 1 year

Completing the Calculation

In order to convert to a different unit, we multiply by the conversion factor. The conversion factor is the ratio of the units set up as a fraction. The unit that we are converting to should be in the numerator. For example, when we convert from seconds to minutes, the conversion factor is the ratio of 1 minute to 60 seconds. Since we are converting to from seconds to minutes, 1 minute will be the numerator and 60 seconds will be the denominator.

  • Step 1: Convert seconds to minutes


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Converting seconds to minutes
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  • Step 2: Convert minutes to hours


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Converting minutes to hours
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  • Step 3: Convert hours to days


Converting hours to days
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