Seconds in a Year

How many seconds are there in a year?

Hint: You don’t need a calculator

24. If you said 12 for January 2nd, February 2nd, etc that’s close, but you forgot about January 22nd, February 22nd and so on. If you are a math whiz and didn’t need a calculator to perform 60 x 60 x 24 x 365, then 31,536,000 works too. If you used 365.25 to account for leap year, then you are a human calculator, but even that’s not entirely accurate due to the leap second. And even accounting for that, it’s only an approximation that there are 365.2422 days in a year.

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77 Comments on "Seconds in a Year"

Ziyue Moonsplash says
May 21, 2020 @ 16:36

how many seconds in a year? well there are a LOT of seconds. for example there you can have seconds on ice cream (yumm). and there will be runner ups in races, but they will be in second. and if i am the vice president and i agree with the president then i can second his or her statement. and lastly there are seconds in a minute. and also seconds of the month. so all of u are wrong, there are 5 seconds in a year.
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phona says
July 14, 2020 @ 08:14

easy …

mannat 10 year old says
August 11, 2020 @ 04:01

there are 12 seconds as 2nd January 2nd Feburary and so on ..

Foncy says
September 20, 2020 @ 17:34

There are (86400*365) 31536000 seconds in a common year..

anwar says
November 12, 2020 @ 01:58

thats no right

hazz says
January 10, 2021 @ 07:05

rip to everyone saying 31,536,000. this is a riddle not a math problem. it’s 12.

Mohamed says
March 4, 2021 @ 18:36

The answer could be 12 seconds like January 2nd February 2nd…and so on.
Or 24 since there’s 22nd.
Or (60*60*24*365)+(6*60*60)=31557600
6*60*60=6 hours in every year bc 24h is added in every 4 years which gives February 29th 👏👏applause please!!

Mohamed says
March 4, 2021 @ 18:53

And even that isn’t as accurate as it should be haha (God Knows!)

Jim says
June 23, 2021 @ 13:57

approximately: pi * 10^7

job Mark says
August 3, 2021 @ 17:55

But I’m still confused about my results in this calculation like this 318240000 seconds in a year

ur mom says
December 1, 2021 @ 19:11


aiden says
December 3, 2021 @ 13:42


teresa says
April 10, 2022 @ 11:20

Aiden is correct because I did it on paper and checked it with a calculator and I was correct.

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