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# 60 seconds and one 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 1minute (following me?)
AND also if you press 1:00 it will cook for 1 minute (right? right!)
okay well my question is...
if you add 1:00 and 1:00 is = 2:00 right? so you can cook food for total of two minutes.
BUT if you add 60seconds + 60 seconds it will only cook for one minute and twenty seconds. Even though 60 seconds is 1 minute?
(I know, confusing question, right?)

I guess put into simpliest terms, How come 1 miniute plus one minute = 2 minutes but 60 seconds + 60 seconds = 120 seconds?

• 1 min = 60 seconds
2 min = 2*60 = 120 seconds...
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• they are the same time
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• Just as 24 hours is one day, 120 seconds is 2 minutes. You clicked two minutes and you got 2 minutes. What is the problem?
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• 1 minute+1 minute = 2 minutes
60 seconds+60 seconds = 120 seconds

*converting*
120 seconds to minutes

120 seconds x 1 minute/60 seconds = 2 minutes

Therefore, 60 seconds and one minute is the same
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• They are exactly the same.
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• your theory on this, is exactly how i theorize things in math! im not good in math lol ohhh uni
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• We got a genius here I mean stupid Stark raving idiot you should be
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• I don't think they are since they arn't spelled the same
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• WHat?
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• Because your 120 is not one minute 20 seconds. 1 minute 20 seconds is actually 80 seconds. Now can someone give me back the two minutes of my life this has wasted
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• Sometimes one is faster
Has nobody thought about the Speed of Dark
Or the Speed of Thought which has to be faster
Like 13.8 Billion Light years in a blink of an eye
Analyse that if you wish
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