4 minutes and 12 seconds to minutes


4 minutes 12 seconds equals 4.2 minutes


How to convert 4m 12s to minutes?

In order to convert 4 minutes and 12 seconds to minutes we need to take the seconds part and transform it into minutes. We know that 1 second equals 1/60 minutes. Therefore to get the number of seconds in minutes we need to divide the amount of seconds by 60. In this case we have to divide 12 seconds by 60:

12s / 60m = 0.2 minutes

Now we have to add both amount of minutes to get the final result:

4m + 0.2m = 4.2 minutes

Finally we can say that 4 min 12 sec is equivalent to 4.2 minutes:

4 minutes and 12 seconds = 4.2 minutes

Four minutes and twelve seconds is equal to four point two minutes.

Conversion table

For quick reference purposes, below is the minutes and seconds to minutes conversion table:

minutes(m) seconds(s) minutes(m)
5 minutes 12 seconds 725 minutes
6 minutes 12 seconds 726 minutes
7 minutes 12 seconds 727 minutes
8 minutes 12 seconds 728 minutes
9 minutes 12 seconds 729 minutes
10 minutes 12 seconds 730 minutes
11 minutes 12 seconds 731 minutes
12 minutes 12 seconds 732 minutes
13 minutes 12 seconds 733 minutes
14 minutes 12 seconds 734 minutes

Units definitions

The units involved in this conversion are minutes, seconds and minutes. This is how they are defined:


The second (symbol: s, also abbreviated: sec) is the unit of time in the International System of Units (SI), historically defined as 1⁄86400 of a day – this factor derived from the division of the day first into 24 hours, then to 60 minutes and finally to 60 seconds each (24 × 60 × 60 = 86400).


The minute is a unit of time usually equal to 1⁄60 (the first sexagesimal fraction) of an hour, or 60 seconds. In the UTC time standard, a minute on rare occasions has 61 seconds, a consequence of leap seconds (there is a provision to insert a negative leap second, which would result in a 59-second minute, but this has never happened in more than 40 years under this system). Although not an SI unit, the minute is accepted for use with SI units. The SI symbol for minute or minutes is min (without a dot).