# How to convert a 3 digit number to Minute-Second format

#### Tags: datetime, python, time

In my basketball sim, the quarter clock is set to a 3 digit number, 12 minute quarters * 60 seconds = 720 seconds. After the result of my play, I subtract a random number, in-between 10-24, from the quarter clock. I print the result of my play, as well as the quarter clock. Example code:

```quarter_clock = 12 * 60
time_runoff = random.randint(10,24)

def play():
if player_makes_shot:
print("player makes the shot")
quarter_clock = quarter_clock - time_runoff
print(quarter_clock)
```

output:

```player makes shot
702
```

How can I make the clock output to be in a minute-second format like this:

```11:42
```

Thanks for the help! :)

You can use `divmod`, which “returns the quotient and remainder after a division of two numbers”:

```>>> divmod(702,60)
(11, 42)
```

So you can do something like this:

```>>> minutes, seconds = divmod(702,60)
>>> print(f"{minutes}:{seconds}")
11:42
```

EDIT:

You can also add a 0 to the left of the seconds in case it is a 1-digit number, e.g.:

```>>> minutes, seconds = divmod(662,60)
>>> print(f"{minutes}:{seconds:02d}")
11:02
```

Source: stackoverflow