# How to convert hours to minutes and minutes to seconds | Khan Academy | Summary and Q&A

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How to convert hours to minutes and minutes to seconds | Khan Academy

## TL;DR

This video explains how to convert between minutes and seconds, as well as hours and seconds, using simple multiplication.

## Key Insights

• 🟰 1 minute is equal to 60 seconds, and 5 minutes is equal to 300 seconds.
• 🟰 10 minutes is equal to 600 seconds, and 60 minutes is equal to 3,600 seconds.

## Transcript

We have multiple lengths of time here, and they're measured in minutes. So what we want to do is say, well, what's an equivalent number of seconds? And so the first one is pretty straightforward. 1 minute is equal to 60 seconds. By definition, a second is 1/60 of a minute. But what about 5 minutes? Well, we could try to visualize that. If 1 minute-... Read More

### Q: How many seconds are there in 5 minutes?

There are 300 seconds in 5 minutes. This is calculated by multiplying 5 (minutes) by 60 (seconds per minute).

### Q: How many seconds are there in 60 minutes?

There are 3,600 seconds in 60 minutes. This is calculated by multiplying 60 (minutes) by 60 (seconds per minute).

### Q: How many seconds are there in 2 hours?

There are 7,200 seconds in 2 hours. This is calculated by multiplying 2 (hours) by 3,600 (seconds per hour).

### Q: How many seconds are there in 10 hours?

There are 36,000 seconds in 10 hours. This is calculated by multiplying 10 (hours) by 3,600 (seconds per hour).

## Summary & Key Takeaways

• 1 minute is equal to 60 seconds, while 5 minutes is equal to 300 seconds.

• 10 minutes is equal to 600 seconds, and 60 minutes is equal to 3,600 seconds.

• To convert hours to minutes, multiply by 60, and to convert hours to seconds, multiply by 3,600.