CONVERT HOURS TO SECONDS AND SECONDS TO HOURS



How to Convert Seconds Into Hours

Three Methods:

There are 3,600 seconds in 1 hour. The easiest way to convert seconds to hours is to divide the number of seconds by 3,600. To understand the reason for this conversion, it can be helpful to set up conversion tables, in which you first convert the number of seconds to minutes, and then the number of minutes to hours.

Steps

Dividing by 3,600

  1. Determine the number of seconds you have.This information should be given, or it should be a figure you calculated yourself.
    • For example, you might be converting 2,400 seconds into hours.
  2. Divide the number of seconds by 3,600.Note that there are 3,600 seconds in one hour.So, if you have more than 3,600 seconds, your conversion will be greater than 1 hour. If you have less than 3,600 seconds, your conversion will be a fraction of an hour.
    • For example,60seconds1minute{\displaystyle {\frac {60\;{\text{seconds}}}{1\;{\text{minute}}}}}. To show this in the chart, write "60" in the top row of the first column, and write "1" in the bottom row of the first column.
  3. Fill in the number of seconds you are converting.This value should go in the first row of the second column.
    • For example, if you are converting 9,000 seconds to hours, write “9,000” in the first row, second column of your table.
  4. Determine the factor of change.In this instance, you are trying to find out how much the number of seconds you are converting changed from the number of seconds in the unit rate. To find the factor of change, divide the number of seconds you are converting by 60, the number of seconds in the unit rate. Note this factor, but do not write it in your chart.
    • For example, if you are converting 9,000 seconds, you would calculate9,000seconds=150minutes=2.5hours{\displaystyle 9,000\;{\text{seconds}}=150\;{\text{minutes}}=2.5\;{\text{hours}}}.

Solving Sample Problems

  1. Convert the following into hours:12,400 seconds.
    • Divide 12,400 by 3,600, the number of seconds in 1 hour:5,000seconds=83.3334minutes=1.3889hours{\displaystyle 5,000\;{\text{seconds}}=83.3334\;{\text{minutes}}=1.3889\;{\text{hours}}}.

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  • Question
    How do I convert 2 hours to seconds?
    Community Answer
    1 hour = 60 minutes = 3600 seconds, so 2 hours = 120 minutes = 7200 seconds.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    How do I divide 14 hours 15 minutes by 10?
    Top Answerer
    First convert to minutes by multiplying 60 by 14 and adding 15. Then divide by 10. Convert back to hours and minutes if desired.
    Thanks!
  • Question
    To convert from hours to seconds, what single number do I multiply by?
    Top Answerer
    Multiply by 3,600, which is 60 x 60.
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To convert seconds into hours, divide the number of seconds by 3,600, which is how many seconds are in 1 hour. For example, if you wanted to convert 2,400 seconds into hours, you would divide 2,400 by 3,600 and get 0.6667. Therefore, 2,400 seconds is equal to 0.6667 hours. If you want to convert your answer to minutes, just multiply it by 60. In this example, 0.6667 × 60 equals 40, so 2,400 seconds is equal to 40 minutes.

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