In the context of time, a **minute** is a unit of time equal to 60 seconds. It is commonly used for measuring short durations, such as the length of a meeting, the time it takes to complete a task, or the duration of an event.

To convert minutes to other units of time, you can use the following conversion factors:

Let's work through a few example problems to practice working with minutes:

**Problem 1:** Convert 90 minutes to hours.

**Solution:** To convert minutes to hours, divide the number of minutes by 60. In this case, 90 minutes ÷ 60 = 1.5 hours.

**Problem 2:** How many seconds are there in 3 minutes?

**Solution:** To find the number of seconds in 3 minutes, multiply 3 minutes by 60 seconds/minute. 3 minutes × 60 seconds/minute = 180 seconds.

When studying minutes, be sure to understand the following key concepts:

- The definition of a minute as a unit of time equal to 60 seconds
- Converting minutes to hours and seconds using appropriate conversion factors
- Practicing solving problems involving minutes and other units of time

It's also helpful to memorize common conversions, such as 1 hour = 60 minutes and 1 day = 24 hours, to make calculations easier.

With a solid understanding of minutes and their conversions, you'll be well-prepared to work with time-related problems and measurements.

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Measurement (NCTM)

Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.

Understand such attributes as length, area, weight, volume, and size of angle and select the appropriate type of unit for measuring each attribute.

Understand the need for measuring with standard units and become familiar with standard units in the customary and metric systems.

Understand that measurements are approximations and how differences in units affect precision.

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Select and apply appropriate standard units and tools to measure length, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, and the size of angles.

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Geometry and Measurement and Algebra: Describing three-dimensional shapes and analyzing their properties, including volume and surface area

Students relate two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional shapes and analyze properties of polyhedral solids, describing them by the number of edges, faces, or vertices as well as the types of faces. Students recognize volume as an attribute of three-dimensional space. They understand that they can quantify volume by finding the total number of same-sized units of volume that they need to fill the space without gaps or overlaps. They understand that a cube that is 1 unit on an edge is the standard unit for measuring volume. They select appropriate units, strategies, and tools for solving problems that involve estimating or measuring volume. They decompose three-dimensional shapes and find surface areas and volumes of prisms. As they work with surface area, they find and justify relationships among the formulas for the areas of different polygons. They measure necessary attributes of shapes to use area formulas to solve problems.