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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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