How do you convert 153 hr to s?

1 Answer
Jan 25, 2017

Answer:

Use the factor-label method with factors #(60" min")/(1" hr") and (60" s")/(1" min")#.

Explanation:

#(153" hr")/1(60" min")/(1" hr")(60" s")/(1" min")#

Please observe how the units cancel.

First the hours cancel:

#(153cancel(" hr"))/1(60" min")/(1cancel(" hr"))(60" s")/(1" min")#

Next the minutes cancel:

#(153cancel(" hr"))/1(60cancel(" min"))/(1cancel(" hr"))(60" s")/(1cancel(" min"))#

Seconds are the only remaining units, therefore, we do the multiplication:

#(153cancel(" hr"))/1(60cancel(" min"))/(1cancel(" hr"))(60" s")/(1cancel(" min")) = 153(60)(60)" s" = 550800" s"#