# How many minutes are there in 2 3/5 hours?

Feb 6, 2018

$\frac{3}{5}$ hour means $0.6$ hours. Total time in $2 \frac{3}{5}$ hrs is $156$ minutes.

#### Explanation:

You have a total of $2.6$ hours because of the fact that $\frac{3}{5}$ hour is $0.6$ hour.

Therefore, you can calculate this time period in minutes.
In one hour there are $60$ minutes.

In $2.6$ hours, there are $= 2.6 \times 60 = 156$ minutes.

In $2 \frac{3}{5}$ hours, you have $156$ minutes.

Feb 6, 2018

$156$ minutes

#### Explanation:

To convert from hours to minutes, just multiply by $60$

In $1$ hour, there are $1 \times 60 = 60$ minutes
In $2$ hours there are $2 \times 60 = 120$ minutes
In $3$ hours there are $3 \times 60 = 180$ minutes and so on...

In $2 \frac{3}{5}$ hours there are:

$2 \frac{3}{5} \times 60$

$= \frac{13}{\cancel{5}} \times {\cancel{60}}^{12}$

$= 156$ minutes

You can also work with the whole hours and the fraction of an hour separately,

In $2$ hours there are $2 \times 60 = 120$ minutes

$\frac{3}{5}$ of an hour is $\frac{3}{\cancel{5}} \times {\cancel{60}}^{12} = 3 \times 12 = 36$ minutes

$120 + 36 = 156$minutes