# Minutes to hours

There are 60 minutes in 1 hour.

1 hour = 60 minutes

1 minute = hours

## Minute to hour converter

Use the converter provided below to convert between minutes and hours.

 minutes hours

To convert from minutes to hours, divide the number of minutes by 60. To convert from hours to minutes, multiply a time in hours by 60 instead.

Examples

1. Convert 4764 minutes to hours:

4764 minutes ÷ 60 = 79.4 hours

2. Convert 72 hours to minutes:

72 × 60 = 4320 minutes

## Minutes on a clock

There are typically 3 hands on an analog clock that indicate the hour, minute, and second. Generally, the shortest hand of the clock is the hour hand and the longer 2 hands are the minute and second hand. Most often, the hour and minute hand have the same design and the second hand is distinguished based on color, shape, etc. Otherwise, the second hand and minute hand can be differentiated based on which one moves more quickly; the second hand will move faster than the minute hand.

There are 60 marks on a clock that indicate the minute (as well as the second), and the 12 larger numerals around the clock indicate hours, as well as 5 minute or 5 second intervals. Below is an example of an analog clock.

The minute hand in the clock below is at the 19 minute mark, just before the "4." To learn more about how to read an analog clock, refer to the time page.