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    Time in a fraction

    my wants exact answers. We are multiplying speed by time, but I don't remember how to find the fractions of time. Like for example what would be the fraction for 1 hours and 15 mins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Edward View Post
    my wants exact answers. We are multiplying speed by time, but I don't remember how to find the fractions of time. Like for example what would be the fraction for 1 hours and 15 mins?
    1 hour = 60 min

    \left( \frac{15 min}{1}\right) \left( \frac{1hr}{60 min}\right)=\frac{1}{4}hr

    1hr+\frac{1}{4}hr=\frac{5}{4}hr
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    If you want it in hours, you want to convert the 15 minutes into terms of hours. A trick is to find a conversion factor and multiply it with the 15 minutes. For example, you know that there are 60 minutes in one hour. This is your conversion factor: 60 min/hr. Now multiply it with 15 minutes such that the units cancel:

    15 \text{min} \cdot {\color{blue}\frac{1 \text{hour}}{60 \text{min}}} = \frac{15}{60} \text{hour} = \frac{1}{4}\text{hour}

    Note how the "min" cancels.

    This works for anything else:
    73 \: \text{days} \cdot {\color{red} \frac{1 \: \text{year} }{365 \: \text{days} } } =  \frac{1}{5} \: \text{years}
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    thanks that helps
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