Minutes From Now Calculator – Add Minutes

Use our minutes from now calculator to find the time and date in a specified number of minutes.

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How to Add Minutes

In our daily lives, we often need to figure out what the time will be after a certain number of minutes have passed. In order to correctly add minutes to the current time, you’ll need to start with a basic understanding of how time is expressed:

  • There are 60 minutes in an hour – if you’re adding hours, then you can use an hours to minutes converter
  • Each day is divided into two parts – the morning from midnight to noon is 12 hours (AM) and the afternoon from noon to midnight is 12 hours (PM)
  • In the 24-hour clock system, hours are numbered from 00 to 23 and there is no AM or PM – this is often called military time

To find out what time it will be several minutes from a specific time, you can follow a few simple steps:

Step One: Determine the Start Time

The first step is to identify the time you are starting from. This can be the current time or any other time. For instance, let’s say the start time is 8:00 AM.

Step Two: Break Down the Minutes Into Hours and Minutes

If necessary, you’ll need to break down the minutes into the number of hours and minutes. Since there are 60 minutes in one hour, divide the number of minutes by 60 to find the number of hours to add; the remainder is the number of minutes to add.

For instance, if adding 90 minutes to the time, then divide 90 by 60 to find the number of hours and minutes.

90 ÷ 60 = 1 hour and 30 minutes

Step Three: Add Hours to the Starting Time

If the number of minutes to add is greater than 60, then add the hours from the previous step to the hour part of your starting time. For instance, to add 90 minutes, start by adding one hour to the start time:

8:00 AM + 1 hour = 9:00 AM

Step Four: Add Minutes to the Starting Time

Next, add the remaining minutes to the time. For instance, add the remaining 30 minutes to the time from step three:

9:00 AM + 30 minutes = 9:30 AM

Special Considerations

Crossing AM and PM requires some additional calculations. If adding hours and minutes crosses the AM/PM divide, remember to switch from AM to PM or vice versa.

For example, adding 150 minutes to a start time of 11:00 AM is 13:30 in 24-hour time, but in 12-hour time it is 1:30 PM.

Be mindful that in some cases, adding minutes will span into the following day(s). For instance, adding 120 minutes to 11:30 PM (23:30) is 1:30 AM the following day.

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