**Seconds in a Day: **Calculation of Time & Distance questions need quick shortcuts and one of them is to learn the number of seconds on your tips. In this section, you will learn how many seconds are there in a complete day, the formula to calculate the number of seconds is there in a day or how many seconds are there in 24 hours. The second is a standard time measurement unit, i.e SI Unit of Time is Second. Basically, the second is equal to 1/60th of a minute or 1/3,600 of an hour.

## How many seconds in a Day?

The number of seconds in a day is **86,400.** One day has 24 hours, one hour has 60 minutes and one minute has 60 seconds, so 24 hours/day times, 60 minutes/hour times, 60 seconds/minute is equal to 86400 seconds/day.

## Seconds in a Day

The simple formula of calculating How many seconds are there in a day or 24 hours has been discussed below.

In a day, there are 24 hours

In 24 hours, there are 1,440 minutes

In 1,440 minutes, there are 86,400 seconds

So basically, 24 hours has 86,400 seconds in it.

### Formula to calculate Seconds in A Day

**1 day = 24 hours/day × 60 minutes/hour × 60 seconds/minute = 86400 seconds/day**

### Practice Questions for Seconds in a Day

Let's try some questions to better understand How Many Seconds are there in a Day.

**Question- Cathel takes it 2 days to complete a task? How many seconds does she work?**

Answer- To calculate how many seconds she works, you should just know about the facts of how many seconds are in a day.

1 Day = 24 Hours

24 Hours = 86,400 Seconds

48 Hours = 1,72,800 Seconds

Hence, Cathel takes 1,72,800 Seconds to complete the task.

**Question- Daniel covers 200 miles distance in 1.5 days? How many seconds does it take him to cover 400 miles?**

Answer- Daniel covers 200 miles in 1.5 days, so for covering the double distance- 1.5 x 2= 3 days.

1 Day = 24 Hours

3 Days = 24 x 3 = 72 Hours

72 Hours = 62,20,800 Seconds

Hence, Daniel covers 400 miles distance in 3 days i.e. 62,20,800 seconds.