trickijedi
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Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:52 am

What I mean is, when someone says it's 1700 hours, what is the quickest way to be able to equate that time to a 12 hour clock without having to use my fingers?
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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:54 am

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Say it say's 17:00, (which is 5:00) take 2 from 7 which gives you 5.

See the pattern?

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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:55 am

I just know it, but if it doesn't come naturally, just add 12 to convert to 24 hour, or subtract 12 to get 12 hour.
 
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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:55 am

Join the army.. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 3:31 am

You are for real? Is that a problem to convert hours???

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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 3:42 am

lol,dont they teach that in schools  Laugh out loud



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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 4:14 am

Hmm, this is interesting. You just have to use the 24 hour clock more, then you'll just know what time it is automatically.
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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 4:22 am

Jaspike,

OK, that's a good guide. Thanks!

To everyone else:

No, unfortunately I never went to a school or had a job that used the 24 hour clock. When I went to Europe and parts of Asia I noticed that they use it there but I can't say I use it in my everyday life. I do want to start however, hence the question.
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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 7:12 am

Subtract 12 from anything over twelve. When it's 00:02, add 12... it's AM.

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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 7:16 am

It's 12:02?!  Confused That's PM

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RE: Any Tricks To Telling Time On A 24-hour Clock?

Fri Oct 05, 2001 8:03 am

Actually, there´s a tiny bit more:

12 hour clock:
12:00am ... 11:59am, 12:00pm ... 11:59pm

24 hour clock:
00:00 ... 23:59
In some cases (TV schedules), even 24:00 is occasionally used as a limit for the day. (00:00 would belong to the following day.)

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