The number of hours in a year will depend on whether or not the year in question is a leap year. Obviously, a leap year has an extra day in it and so will have 24 more hours in it than a standard year. So let’s look at how we calculate how many hours in a year…

## How many hours in a year?

For a normal year, that is a non-leap year, there are 365 days in the year. As there are 24 hours in every day, this means that there are:

365 (days in the year) x 24 (hours in a day) = 8,760.

There are 8,760 hours in a normal year.

### How many hours in a leap year?

You can use the same method to calculate how many hours in a leap year:

366 (days in the leap year) x 24 (hours in a day) = 8,784.

There are 8,784 hours in a leap year.

Of course, as we know that a leap year has 24 more hours in it than a standard year, we can also work out the number of hours in a leap year just by adding 24 to the number of hours in a standard year.