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How many minutes are in a day?

Asked by Kendrell, Last updated: Jan 30, 2020

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Mia Thomson

Mia Thomson

Answered Oct 31, 2017

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. We can get this answer using the given information: It takes 24 hours for Earth to rotate, this means that we have 24 hours in a day. However, it should also be noted that if we are talking about the Earth’s rotation with respect to the stars or sidereal day, it takes 23, 56 minutes and 4 seconds for Earth to rotate. Using this given information, it will also change the total number of minutes we have for each day.

For this question, we will just stick with the mean solar day which takes 24 hours. There are 60 minutes every hour, so 60 minutes times 24 hours is equal to 1,440 minutes. This is how you can easily compute the answer for the given question.

 

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