How much time does 1 million seconds correspond to?

There are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day. Since 60 X 60 X 24 = 86.400, it means that there are 86.400 seconds in a day and so a week has 7 times more, this is, 604.800 seconds.

Let’s make the operation 1.000.000 - 604.800 = 395.200. It means that 1 million seconds corresponds to a week and there are still 395.200 seconds left.

The following time measurement unit is the day, which has 86.400 seconds. Through a division, we will notice that in 395.200 there are more than 4 days but less than 5 and if we keep on with the subtraction we can subtract 4 whole days to the seconds left. So, 395.200 - 4 X 86.400 = 49.600. Well, we have reached 1 week and 4 days and we still have 49.600 seconds left.

If we keep on subtracting concerning the hours (3600 seconds) and the minutes (60 seconds), we will get 1 week, 4 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes and 40 seconds. And this is the answer for the question that has been asked before.

Out of curiosity you could take notice that our numeration uses the base 10 and that’s why, for instance, the number 45.203 is equivalent to 4 xx 10^4 + 5 xx 10^3 + 2 xx 10^2 + 0 xx 10^1 + 3 xx 10^0  .

You can also notice that 1:4:13:46:40 can be written according to a “strange” base with multiples of 7, 24 and 60 and so it corresponds to 1 xx 60^2 xx 24 xx 7 + 4 xx 60^2 xx 24 + 13 xx 60^2 + 46 xx 60^1 + 40 xx 60^0  , which corresponds to 1.000.000 seconds.

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