60secs and 1 minute aren't really the same?

This is a bit of a random question, but the answer ha sbeen bugging me for a long time. Ok so...

On a microwave, if you push 60, then it will cook for 60 seconds or one minute. (Following me?)
AND if you also press 1:00 it will cook for one minute, or 60 seconds. (Right, right?)
OK! Well, my question is...
If you add 1:00 + 1:00 it is = 2:00 right? So your food will cook for a total of two minutes.
BUT if you add 60 seconds + 60 seconds it will only cook for one minute and twenty seconds. Even though 60 seconds is one minute?
(I know, confusing question.)

I guess to put it into simpliest terms, How come 1 minute + 1 minute = 2 minutes, but 60 seconds + 60 seconds = only one minute and twenty seconds?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • You mixed up your variables up at some point in your headcount.

    60 seconds = 1 minute
    1 minute +1 minute =2 minutes
    60 seconds + 60 seconds =120 seconds, or 2 minutes.

    Don't convert 120 seconds into 1 minute and 20 seconds. Minutes aren't measured in 100s

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What Guys Said 10

  • No. 60+60 is two minutes because there are only 60 seconds in a minute - not 100 like you'r implying.

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  • Whoa best question ever 😜
    So,
    If 1minute + 1minute = 2 minutes
    And
    60 seconds + 60 seconds = 120 seconds ( 2 minutes not 1minute 20seconds because 1 minute = 60seconds not 100 seconds
    So your microwave seems to be a jerk n ass too by the way you rocked today😉😜
    I'm in love with your question 😍 lol

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  • My microwave just has a dial - No minute or second buttons only interval marks.

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  • i quit... i might leave gag again

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  • ... what? Your microwave only goes up to 60 seconds because it is a minute. 60 + 20 = 80, or 1 minute and 20 seconds.

    Rocket science, I know.

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  • Such a dead joke... I posted the same question like a couple of weeks or so ago.

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  • Ask the microwave manufacturers. They should be able to answer this for you.

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  • because microwaves are not smart enough to now when you want seconds and when you want minutes

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  • You're obviously trolling.

    0/10 please become an hero.

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  • 1 minute plus 1 minute is still 120 seconds

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What Girls Said 7

  • 60sec plus 60sec is 120sec which is 2min.

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  • Ill will explain. when you add one minute 1:00 plus 60 seconds, it is not one minute and 20 seconds, It is one hundred and 20 seconds, because: 60 seconds plus 60 seconds = 120 seconds = 2 minutes. I hope you understand now?

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  • Mine does 2:00 ... meaning 2 minutes , then starts counting down as 1:59 (secs).

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  • I don't have a seconds option like that on mine. 60+60=120, 120/60=2 <---- 2 minutes.

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  • If that really happens, then the software of the microwave is wrong.

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  • 60 seconds + 60 seconds is 120 seconds or two minutes
    1 minute 20 seconds equals 80 seconds.

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  • I think you're reading it wrong.

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