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Converting 1 Year to Seconds

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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 calculate the number of seconds in one year. Each step of the calculation converts one year to a smaller unit until the solution is in seconds.

Steps in Conversion

How many seconds are there in one year? To convert one year to seconds, there are four steps, each one converting one year into a smaller unit until the solution is in seconds. These steps are as follows:

  1. Convert one year to days.
  2. Convert days to hours.
  3. Convert hours to minutes.
  4. Convert minutes to seconds.

The following equivalent units will be used in the calculation:

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

Performing the Calculation

Step 1: Convert one year to days.


Converting one year to days
yr1

Step 2: Convert days to hours.


Converting days to hours
yr2

Step 3: Convert hours to minutes.


Converting hours to minutes
yr3

Step 4: Convert minutes to seconds.


Converting minutes to seconds
yr4

So, one year is equal to 31,536,000 seconds.

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