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# How many hours in a week

1 week 168 hours

An hour is a unit of time, equal to 60 minutes, 3600 seconds, or 1/24 of a day. Abbreviated Russian designation: h, international: h. The word “hour” comes from the verb “chayati”, which means “to wait”.

A week is a unit of time equal to seven days (days). Abbreviated Russian designation: week, in English – wk. It consists of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The calendar week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday. Translated from ancient Greek, “week” means “non-working day” or “holiday”.

The combination of seven days into one week is associated with the period of revolution of the Moon around the Earth, which is known to be approximately 28 days. 28 was divided by 4, by the number of moon phases available (new moon, waxing moon, full moon, waning moon), resulting in 7 days.

## Translation formulas

There are 168 hours in one week and 1/168 of a week in one hour.

### How to convert weeks to hours

To convert weeks to hours, multiply the number of weeks by 168.

NUMBER OF HOURS = NUMBER OF WEEKS * 168

For example, in order to find out how many hours are in 3 weeks, you need 3 * 168 = 504 hours.

### How to convert hours to weeks

To convert hours to weeks, divide the number of hours by 168.

NUMBER OF WEEKS = NUMBER OF HOURS / 168

For example, in order to find out how many weeks there are in 420 hours, you need 420/168 = 2.5 weeks.

How many hours in a week