Math

# Understanding The Number Of Minutes And Seconds In A Day

Several mathematical and physics calculations will require you to know how many minutes or seconds in a day. Especially pupils in basic 1 to 6 may need to know how this is done.

So, I have decided to write a short article on it to help you understand it in a simple way. The first thing I would like you to know is the foundation for this calculation, which is there are 24 hours in a day.

## How Many Minutes in a Day

As I said earlier, there are twenty-four (24) hours in a day. Knowing this will help you to solve the above problem.

Also, there are sixty (60) minutes in one (1) hour. So, we can proceed from this point.

One day – 24 hours

60 minutes – 1 hour

The multiplication of 24 and 60 (24*60 = 1440) will give the number of minutes in one day. Therefore, 1440 minutes is in one day.

## How Many Seconds in a Day

The same is also applicable here. But we will go a little further by knowing the number of seconds in a minute. Sixty (60) seconds make one minute. So the relationship will go like this:

24 hours – one day

60 minutes – 1 hour

60 seconds – 1 minute

The multiplication of 24, 60, and 60 (24*60*60 = 86400) will give the number of seconds in one day. Therefore, 86400 seconds is in one day.

In conclusion, once you know the first thing which is the relationship between hours and day (24hr  is 1 day), minute and hour (60sec is 1 hr), and second and minute (60sec is 1 min), then you can solve any question related to it.

### Bolarinwa Olajire

A tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon below to ask questions.