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How many hours are in a year?

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Number of hours in a day, and number of days in a year
Hours in a day

Most people know that there are 24 hours in a day. This is the simple bit of the calculation.

Days in a year

Not everyone knows how many days are in a year. In fact, it is 365 (or 366 in a leap year). It is something which is worth remembering.
Calculating the number of hours in a year
To work this out, you need to take the number of days in a year, and multiply it by the number of hours in a day. This means you need to multiply 24 by 365. For most people, this will require a simple calculator, but the answer comes out at 8760. Easy, isn’t it?

Similar calculations

You can use the same method to work out more complicated sums. Suppose you want to know how many seconds are in a year.

There are 60 seconds in a minute
There are 60 minutes in an hour
There are 24 hours in a day
There are 365 days in a year.

So the number of seconds in a year is 60 x 60 x 24 x 365, which comes to 31,536,000.
If you own a calculator, that’s not as difficult as it appears at first.
Answers with no arithmetic involved.
Suppose you simply cannot follow this sort of calculation. Well, you’re not alone, and all is not lost. There are other ways to do a time conversion.

Look online for time conversions

You can find most of these types of conversions via a search engine online. Maths is not an absolute necessity these days.

Date time calculator

It is possible to find special calculators which will do this sort of calculation for you.

iPhone app

There is at least one iphone "app" which does calculations, either these types, or metric to imperial conversions, or practically any otehr type of conversion you might want. At least one of these apps is absolutely free to download. it is extremely easy to use. For instance, to find the number of days in a year, you simply put one year in the left hand column, then move the right hand column to find "days"…and there’s the answer.

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