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How many days are there in 4050min

how many minutes are there in a day

Specializes in NICU Level III.

How is this related to nursing? It sounds like a math problem at the junior high level. We are not here to do your homework for you.

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents.
how many days are there in 4050min

how many minutes are there in a day

1st question: you have to divide the total minutes with 60 so you can get the hours. then divide the hours with 24 so you can get the days.

4050/60 = 67.5 hours

67.5 / 24 = 2.8125 days or (2 days and 19.5 hours)

2nd question: there are 24 hours in one day and 1 hour = 60 mins, so you must multiply the 24 hours with 60 mins to get the total minutes.

24 x 60 = 1440 minutes

hope this helps.

angel, rn

edited to add: to those people who say "this is your homework do it yourself", "go see a math teacher", etc...sometimes, these students here who need help with math calculation just need a break and need someone to show them how to solve the math problem. math calculations is different than nursing whereas in nursing if you need to find out something like a procedure, you can just google it and voila there's the answer. i know that is not always the case because nursing needs critical thinking but just saying....

just my .

Specializes in NICU.

It may be best to set up an appointment with your math teacher and discuss how to solve these problems.

ETA...

Yes, I understand that some people need a break, but in other posts, she has discussed her difficulties with math, so speaking to a teacher about her concerns is not a bad thing - and probably very worth her while. Maybe her teacher can help her and work with her to figure out what she needs to do to be more successful? Maybe her teacher doesn't even know of her fears in regards to this? Strangers on the internet can only help so much...but her school would have resources she cannot find here. Math is a huge part of nursing and better to work with someone now then in the future when you are in jeopardy of failing out of nursing school because you failed medication calculation tests. Hence my advice to her to talk with her math teacher - the next time she faces these problems, she may be better suited to handle them with ease because someone has worked through tons of similar problems with her.

1st question: you have to divide the total minutes with 60 so you can get the hours. then divide the hours with 24 so you can get the days.

4050/60 = 67.5 hours

67.5 / 24 = 2.8125 days or (2 days and 19.5 hours)

2nd question: there are 24 hours in one day and 1 hour = 60 mins, so you must multiply the 24 hours with 60 mins to get the total minutes.

24 x 60 = 1440 minutes

hope this helps.

angel, rn

edited to add: to those people who say "this is your homework do it yourself", "go see a math teacher", etc...sometimes, these students here who need help with math calculation just need a break and need someone to show them how to solve the math problem. math calculations is different than nursing whereas in nursing if you need to find out something like a procedure, you can just google it and voila there's the answer. i know that is not always the case because nursing needs critical thinking but just saying....

just my .

thanks alot!!!!, i think i got it now, all this math conversion stuff takes me awhile to get but i hope the more i practice it, the better and faster i will get at answering the questions. for some that math might be easy, but for me i never done it before so i just started and it is difficult for me.

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents.
thanks alot!!!!, i think i got it now, all this math conversion stuff takes me awhile to get but i hope the more i practice it, the better and faster i will get at answering the questions. for some that math might be easy, but for me i never done it before so i just started and it is difficult for me.

you're welcome. trust me i know what you mean. most of my friends in college (when i was doing my computer science degree), i had to teach how to solve simple math problems in the beginning and they got it when i showed the steps and answer. and these people were smarter than me in other subjects and had higher gpa.

you can pm me if you have any more math problems you don't understand and i'll gladly help you.

angel, rn

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents.

eta...

yes, i understand that some people need a break, but in other posts, she has discussed her difficulties with math, so speaking to a teacher about her concerns is not a bad thing - and probably very worth her while. maybe her teacher can help her and work with her to figure out what she needs to do to be more successful? maybe her teacher doesn't even know of her fears in regards to this? strangers on the internet can only help so much...but her school would have resources she cannot find here. math is a huge part of nursing and better to work with someone now then in the future when you are in jeopardy of failing out of nursing school because you failed medication calculation tests. hence my advice to her to talk with her math teacher - the next time she faces these problems, she may be better suited to handle them with ease because someone has worked through tons of similar problems with her.

yes i agree with this reasoning if that is the case with the op.

but for those people who are just stuck and been trying to solve a math problem for a couple of hours to no avail and they post it in an, i hope someone will help them.

angel, rn

I guess since most nurses are girls I'm a girl right.... I'm choosing to study earlier. (I never encountered these questions before and I'm still in high school) I will ask for help before I get into college or nursing but right now my math teacher is only going to help me with my in class math problems. I'm trying to learn this kind of math and understand it right now on the internet, little by little, so I won't have problems when I get to college or nursing school and I won't have to deal with it being harder.

I am actually getting it, I think my math problem was because I had never done this kind of math converting stuff before. This is day 1, I just started learning, I promise these posts will stop within a month or two, once I know alot!

Dimensional Analysis saved my life!!! I get it!! You just need to know what things you need to know and use: 60sec in a min, 60min in 1 hour, etc

Specializes in New Critical care NP, Critical care, Med-surg, LTC.

Good for you for being proactive, I had never seen dimensional analysis in high school and it took me a little while to grasp it in college chemistry. If I had started with things like time, it would have been much less intimidating than molecular weights, etc. Here's a good site for practice problems with it: http://www.alysion.org/dimensional/fun.htm

Best wishes.

Specializes in NICU.

My apologies on getting your gender wrong.

But, seriously, you would benefit NOW from seeking out local assistance for these types of issues before you learn them, just in case you have any issues or accidentally learn something incorrectly. There is only so much you can teach yourself before nursing school - and like I've said elsewhere, you do need to also focus on things in the present. If you are having difficulty in school subjects now, even if it may not be 100% what you encounter in college, getting help NOW and laying the proper foundation for your knowledge is essential. It is quite hard to learn more advanced coursework when you aren't comfortable with the basics.

As well as, maybe it would decrease your anxiety to speak with your high school guidance counselor or even go stop in at a local college or nursing school. You seem to be stressing yourself out over a lot of this, which can be unhealthy...and honestly, nursing school is stressful enough, so enjoy it while you can.

Cerda, are you in high school or college? You mention in some posts that you're in college, and some posts you say you're in high school??

I said college so people could answer my questions like if i was in colllege.

But no im starting college this year because i can do some college classes while in high school.