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Change Times Given in Decimals into Hours and Minutes

In this worksheet, students will use a calculator to convert times given in decimals to times expressed in hours and minutes.

'Change Times Given in Decimals into Hours and Minutes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 7 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Standard Units of Measure

Popular topics:   Decimals worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Sometimes measurements, money and times are given in decimal format, which is not always very convenient or easy to understand.  

Sometimes, when using a calculator to find an answer, it is necessary to interpret your answer sensibly.

For example, if the answer is in money, then 4.7 means £4.70.



If the answer is in kilometres, then 12.09 means 12 km 90 m. (0.9 has been multiplied by 1,000 because there are 1,000 metres in a kilometre)


However, If the answer is in hours, the decimal part must be changed into minutes by multiplying it by 60.


8.15 hours is 8 hours and 0.15 hours

0.15 × 60 = 9 minutes

So, 8.15 hours = 8 hours 9 minutes


5.24 hours is 5 hours and 0.24 hours

0.24 × 60 = 14.4 minutes.

So, 5.24 hours is 5 hours 14.4 minutes


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