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[Seconds in Year]

olivia walker [PersonRank 0]

Friday, September 24, 2004
18 years ago

PLEASE HELP i dont know how many seconds are in a year and in the "forum" bit on this site it won't let me click on it can you giv eme the answer-i'm 11 and i#v to do it for homework.

many thanks,

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

Easy: type this into Google
how many seconds in a year

The Google Calculator will tell you the answer is
31 556 926 seconds

alek [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

Interesting – is that for a leap-year too?!? ;-)

This is actually a difficult question to answer – the "pat" answer is 60X60X24X365 (or 366) ... but since a year is a revolution around the sun, you should multiple by 365 and 1/4 (or so) ... but there are actually different astronomical definations of a year, so the answer is even more complicated ... but wait, NIST periodically adds "leap-seconds" to keep time "accurate" ... so that fudges it up even more!

Chriatian [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

its very simple beacuase you go to some websites like google and find it.

Lex Brennan [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

I want to know how many seconds in a year because there is a HUGE!!!!!! argument in my class on how many there are is it 3516000 or 34716000 or 31536000 or 31556 925
i just don't know so please tell me

peter [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

how many seconds are there in a year

frank [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

it i interesting

John Elberfeld [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

If you multiply 365 days (24h/d)(60m/h)(60s/m) you get 31 536 000 seconds. That's how many seconds there are in 365 days. But now you have to tell me exactly what a year is. If a year is 365 days, 31 536 000 seconds is the right answer. If a year is 365 1/4 days (about the time it takes for the earth to go around the sun), the answer is 31 557 600 seconds. But if you do a search on Google, you get 31 556 926 seconds. If you ask Google the number of days in a year, it reports 1 year = 365.242199 days. If you change that number of days to seconds, you get 31 556 926 seconds. Find out what your teacher means by a year, and then you can give the expected answer.

Justin Pfister [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

So is the now the homework help network.. Hmmmm. We might be able to do a good job with that. I was thinking about a multi-person website that had a DB with Adsense Username/PW data.. Depending on the most active participants, the website would dynamically know what Adsense key to use.

James [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

An interesting bug – trying [how many seconds in a Year] doesn't invoke calculator – all the terms must be lowercase.

B. henein [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

5,000 years ago ancient Egyptian found earth complets a turn around sun (year)on 365 days 5 hrs. 48 min.and 46 seconds.
5x60x60 = 18000
48x60 = 2880
46 = 46
Total 31,556,926

jessica gracie [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

damn u guys are the real proper maths geeks!

ed cushen [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

12 seconds in a year – Jan 2d, Feb 2nd, March 2nd...

Tyler Green [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

i hate math but i was curious about this i searched it the answer is Okay, here we go! There are 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes
in an hour. So there are 60 x 60 seconds in an hour, in other words
3600 seconds in an hour. Furthermore, there are 24 hours in a day,
so there are 24 x 3600 seconds = 86400 seconds in a day. Also, there
are 365 days in a year, so there are 365 x 86400 seconds = 31,536,000
seconds in a year. Let's summarize this in a table:

1 hour = 3600 seconds
1 day = 86400 seconds
1 year = 31,536,000 seconds
heres the site

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