Here's a quick breakdown of the basics before we explain how, exactly, you convert hours to minutes or make other conversions in time.

#### Conversion Factors

These are the equivalents you should know:

- 1 year = 365 days
- 1 day = 24 hours
- 1 hour = 60 minutes
- 1 minute = 60 seconds
- 1 second = 0.0166667 minutes

### Conversions

Now we get to where many people become confused. After all, how are you supposed to convert your regular hours into minutes?

It's not as hard as you think!

#### Hours to Minutes

There are 60 minutes in an hour. To calculate hours into minutes, take the total hours and multiply it by 60:

hours x 60 minutes = minutes

For example, to calculate the number of minutes in 100 hours, we would do the following:

100 hours x 60 minutes = 6,000 minutes

#### Minutes to Hours

What if you want to calculate how many minutes are in a certain number of hours?Do the opposite!

In this instance, divide the number of hours by 60:

minutes / 60 minutes = hours

To calculate the number of hours in 120 minutes, for example, you would do this:

120 minutes / 60 minutes=2 hours

#### Decimal Time

But what do you do if you have 3.15 hours and you must convert it to hours and minutes?

Again, we'll deal with that 60-minute rule, and we'll follow the same procedure as when we're converting hours to minutes:

hours x 60 minutes = minutes

3.15 hours x 60 minutes = 189 minutes

If you want to take it a step further, you can discover exactly how many minutes .15 amounts to:

.15 hour x 60 minutes = 9 minutes

#### Seconds

Now we get to the nitty-gritty. How do you calculate seconds? It follows a similar method.

There are 60 seconds in a minute. To calculate minutes to seconds, you multiply by 60 seconds:

minutes x 60 seconds = seconds

For example:

2 minutes x 60 seconds = 120 seconds

To convert seconds to minutes, things get a bit tricky.

There are 0.0166667 minutes in a second. This must be divided by the total number of seconds.

seconds / 0.0166667 seconds = minutes

Here's a sample problem:

3 minutes/0.0166667 seconds = 180 seconds

Because the 6 in the number of seconds continues for eternity, you can round the decimal up.