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Symbol: min / Base data: time. SI Combined units. 1 min = 60 sec.
Derived from astronomical customs
Why is a minute made up of 60 seconds? It originates from the sexagesimal system, which has been used in astronomy since ancient times because it can be easily divided by 2, 3, 4, and 5. When the metric system was established at the end of the 18th century, the decimal system was also considered, but this was shelved because of the difficulty of changing the then familiar one second.
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