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How can I convert seconds into minutes and seconds using Google Calculator?

"237 seconds in minutes" gives me 3.95 minutes, but I want 3 minutes 57 seconds, and typing in "237 seconds in minutes and seconds" doesn't give me anything in Google Calculator.

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    I don't think you can unfortunately. The "unit converter" literally converts from one unit to the other (eg. "seconds" to "minutes" as in your example). Whilst you can do base conversion eg. 237 in base 16, it doesn't handle base 60. Reference: support.google.com/websearch/answer/3284611?hl=en – MrWhite Nov 26 '15 at 15:31
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If you're willing to use Bing, you can get it by adding in minutes and seconds to the end of the value.

Example of seconds to minutes and seconds

It even preserves fractional seconds.

(I'm as surprised as anyone that Bing can do something Google doesn't.)

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Not ideal, but you can easily do it in two steps.

  1. "237 seconds in minutes" → 3.95
  2. ".95 minutes in seconds" → 57

Truncate the first and you have 3 minutes and from the second 57 seconds.  

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