Minute is a unit used in the measurement of time or angle. One minute is equal to 60 seconds. It is also written as ‘min’, or else in some countries, it is denoted by ‘′’. The minute is a subdivision of the hour. An hour can be divided into 60 minutes. Minute can also include a fraction of 60; for example, a time such as 1 minute and 30 seconds can also be expressed as 1.5 minutes. The origin of the word minute is derived from the word ‘minutus’ in Latin, which can be defined as ‘small, tiny’. In the field of astronomy, minutes often refer to the angle of arc. One minute of angle is equal to a 60th part of a degree. Astronomical and navigational publications usually measure time in minutes and seconds, as do many digital clocks, clocks, and watches. Speaking mathematically, one minute is equal to 60 seconds, which in turn is equal to 3,600 seconds. Therefore, one minute equals 3600 of a second in real-time. We can also convert the time from one minute to any other unit of time. For example, 10 minutes can be converted to hours, which will be equal to 0.167 hours, or alternatively 0.17 hours. In the world of business, hourly wages are usually calculated in minutes. For example, if an employer pays an employee at a rate of $20 per hour, then every minute of work will be compensated with twenty cents. This is also referred to minutes of pay, which is often represented as MOP. In short, one minute can be described as a standard unit of time, expressed in sixty seconds, and is often used for measuring angles, wages, and any other related purposes.
Second or sec is the common unit of time in the International System of Units (SI). It is formally defined as the duration of 9192631770 cycles of radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium 133 atom. The old definition based on the rotation of the Earth around its axis, one celestial revolution per year, was replaced in 1967. Second is a unit of time that is approximately the 1/60th of a minute or 1/3600 of an hour. It is also the base unit of time in other systems of measurement such as the centimeter–gram–second system of units (CGS), the energy unit included in the International System of Quantities (ISQ), and the unit of time included in the International System of Units (SI).