The conversion of seconds into minutes is done by dividing the seconds by 60, because each minute has 60 seconds, let's see some examples:

How many minutes are in 300 seconds?

300 / 60 = 5, so 300 seconds equals 5 minutes.

Now let's make it a little difficult, how many minutes are in 500 seconds?

Instinctively you will do 500 / 60 = 8.33, and thus conclude that 500 seconds is eight minutes and 33 seconds, but you are wrong!

When we do the division, the fractional result is in decimals, so it is necessary to find the time in minutes in the decimals, let's see, 33 * 60 = 19.8, which rounding up we have 20, so 500 seconds correspond to 08:20 ( Eight minutes and twenty seconds).

Seconds | Minutes |
---|---|

60 seconds | 1 minute |

120 seconds | 2 minutes |

180 seconds | 3 minutes |

240 seconds | 4 minutes |

300 seconds | 5 minutes |

360 seconds | 6 minutes |

420 seconds | 7 minutes |

480 seconds | 8 minutes |

540 seconds | 9 minutes |

600 seconds | 10 minutes |

1.200 seconds | 20 minutes |

1.800 seconds | 30 minutes |

2.400 seconds | 40 minutes |

3.000 seconds | 50 minutes |

3.600 seconds | 60 minutes ou 1 hour |