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Metric Time

Current Metric time
(Decimal time)

(Regular Time)

When people think of the metric system they think of worldwide units of measurement such as distance, mass, volume and so on. These all work on a base 10 system.

The way we measure time now around the world is using a base 60 system. 60 seconds in a minute 60 minutes in an hour.

Metric Time is a measurement of time on a base ten system like the other metric units above. Here is a breakdown between the two and how metric time is divided.

Time as we Know it Metric Time Usage
24 hours in a day 10 hours in a day
60 minutes in an hour 100 minutes in an hour
1,440 minutes in a day 1,000 minutes in a day
60 seconds in a minute 100 seconds in a minute
3,600 seconds in an hour 10,000 seconds in an hour
86,400 seconds in a day 100,000 seconds in a day