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Time differences example

Learn to find the difference between the times shown on two different analog clocks.  Created by Lindsay Spears.

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    how many second can a hour have
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    there are 86400 seconds in a day
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    Why do you have to go right and left for the video math?
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      I'm not sure if I'm understanding you correctly, but are you asking why we have to know the difference between the clock on the right vs the clock on the left?
      If so, just imagine that the clock on the left is a snapshot of the clock, and then some time later you take another snapshot of the clock and that is the clock on the right. Then you have to figure out how much time passed (elapsed) from one snapshot to the next.
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    Jordyn left her house for school at she stayed at school for 7 hours what time did she get home.
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    There are 86,400 seconds a day.
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    how do you know what time it is in a clock.
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    I just wanted to ask milliseconds does a hour have ?
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    Treasure in the Field

    Marilyn Bolchunos

    (1) Once there was a man who lived with his two young sons on a farm in Vietnam. Since the man had to tend the field, the boys took care of the house. That is, they were supposed to take care of the house.

    (2) Often the father returned home to find that nothing had been done—he even had to cook dinner.

    (3) "What have you been doing all day, Ta?" he would ask his older son.

    (4) "Studying, Father, and thinking," Ta would reply.

    (5) "And what have you been doing, Hai, my young son?" the father would ask.

    (6) "Watching the house for you," Hai would answer.

    (7) A neighbor asked the old man, "Are your sons helping you?"

    (8) "Oh, they would," the father answered, "but they are young."

    (9) Some years later, the neighbor asked, "Aren't your sons helping you in the field?"

    (10) "Oh, they would," the father replied again, "but they are still young. I will let them enjoy life now. They will help me later on."

    (11) As the years went by, it became clear even to their father that the boys were lazy. Though they sometimes tended the field with him, they always made excuses to go home early.

    (12) Finally the father grew too old to work, and he took to his bed. The sons were sad, for they not only depended on their father, but they also loved him.

    (13) One day the old man called Ta and Hai to his side and said weakly, "I have a secret to tell you, my sons. Bend close."

    (14) Hai and Ta leaned over to hear the secret.

    (15) "A while ago," the old man said, "we learned that there is treasure buried in the field. It's still there, but you must dig for it."

    (16) The sons' eyes widened.

    (17) "Treasure in the field?" Ta said. "Where?" asked Hai.

    (18)"Dig for it, and you will find it," said their father. "But promise me that you will share it equally."

    (19) The sons promised and hurried out to begin. Day after day they dug. Their neighbor was astonished to see how long and hard the young men worked. As for Ta and Hai, they felt stronger and better than ever before.

    (20) At last, the entire field had been dug, but no treasure had been found. The brothers moped around with their heads down.

    (21) Finally an idea came to Ta. "The land is ready for planting," he said to his brother. "And our rice is almost gone. You take one half of the field, and I'll take the other. We'll tend it just as Father did."

    (22) The days passed and the seedlings grew. In due time, the field gave an abundant harvest. There was rice to eat and rice to sell.
    When the sons took the rice to the marketplace, it brought a good price.

    (23) Excited, Ta and Hai ran back to the house and approached their father's bedside. They dropped coins into the old man's hands.

    (24) "Look, Father," said Hai. "We have sold rice and brought you gold!"

    (25) "Yes," said Ta. "Just as you said, the treasure was in the field."

    (26) The old man smiled. They had learned his secret.

    "Treasure in the Field" by Marilyn Bolchunos, from Highlights for Children. Copyright © 2004 by Highlights for Children, Inc.
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    why do you exist?
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    how many seconds are in a light year?
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    • leaf yellow style avatar for user SP
      There is no answer for that. Seconds are a unit of time, but light years, despite the misleading name, is actually a unit of distance. It is the speed of light (299,792,458 meters per second) going for a whole year (31,536,000 seconds).

      It is equal to approximately 9,454,254,955,488,000 (9.4 quadrillion) meters, or 5,875,857,647,910 (5.8 trillion) miles.
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Video transcript

- [Instructor] We are asked, "How much time has passed "from the time on the left," so right over here, "to the time on the right?" Which we see right over here. And they say that, "The time passed is less than 12 hours." So like always, pause this video and see if you can answer that on your own before we work on this together. All right. So first I just wanna figure out what time is being told by each of these clock faces. So let's go here on the left. So the first thing I'm gonna do is look at the hour hand. And we can see that the hour hand has gone a little bit past six. So it's going to be six-something. Six-something. And then to figure out what the minutes are I can look at the minute hand right over here. And say, "Well, how far has it gone in minutes?" And I like to count by fives because we know when we go from 12 on the clock to one that actually one, two, three, four, five minutes have gone by. And in fact, between any two numbers, it's five minutes. So we go five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40. And then 41, 42, 43. That's where it's pointing. So it's 6:43, is where we're starting. And then where we're ending, let's see. The hour hand is a little bit past nine. You can see it's past nine. And so it's not necessarily what it's closest to, it's what it's past. So even if the hour hand was like there, even if it was closer to 10 but not quite at 10, you would say, "Okay, it's gonna be nine-something." It's passed nine. And only if it got to 10 or past 10, then you would say, "It's 10-something." So this is gonna be nine-something. And to figure out what that something is, once again, we start here, we can count by fives. Five minutes, 10 minutes, and then we have one more. We get to 11 minutes. So it's 9:11. And they tell us that this is less than 12 hours apart. So it's not like 6:43 in one day, maybe at night, and then 9:11 the next morning. This is maybe the same morning or the same evening. And so we can set up a timeline here. So let's set up a timeline. And so, let's see. The sixth hour is going to be important, so that's six o'clock. And let's see, maybe we wanna go all the way to 10 o'clock. So that we go beyond 9:11. And so then we could say, let's go, have to do seven, eight, and nine. I just wanna get my spacing right. So let's say that this is seven o'clock right over here. This is eight o'clock right over there. And then that is nine o'clock right over there. It's not gonna be a perfect drawing, but this is pretty close. And so let's see. We are starting at 6:43. Which is going to be, let's see, it's going to be roughly, and I just have to say roughly, it's going to be right over there. That's where we are starting. And then 9:11 is going to be roughly right over there. So that is when we are ending. So how much time has gone by? Well, to go from 6:43 to seven o'clock, how many minutes is that? Well, to go from 43 minutes to 60 minutes, you have to add 17 minutes. So this right over here, that is 17 minutes. Just write it out. And then we can see, we have another two hours that goes by from seven o'clock to nine o'clock. So then that's two hours. And then to go from nine o'clock to 9:11, what is going on? Well, that's going to be another 11 minutes. 11 minutes. So how much time has happened? It's going to be 17 minutes plus two hours plus 11 minutes. Well, I find it a little bit easier just to think about the minutes first. So if I add 17 minutes to 11 minutes, 17 plus 11 is 28. I can do that on the side if you want to see it. Seven plus one is eight. One plus one is two. So we are going to have a total of two hours and 28 minutes. And I could write it that way. Two hours, two hours and 28 minutes. And we are done.