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# Why is it convenient to measure time in 60 minutes?

Updated: 12/19/2022

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Since our calendar year, as well as everything we do, is based on time, the 60 minute increment of time is not only convenient, but also necessary. It would be much more complicated, confusing, and time consuming to measure time in anything other than in hour (60 minutes). With there being 60 seconds to a minute, 60 minutes to an hour, 24 hours to a day, etc., this is what keeps the earth's 'time table' on track.

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