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# Time word problem: puzzle

Lindsay finds out how long it took to solve a puzzle when given the start and finish time. Created by Lindsay Spears.

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- hi nice friends(10 votes)
- where is sal this is not sal(1 vote)
- Amelia started a puzzle at12:56pm and solved it at1:33pm. How long did it take Amelia to solve the puzzle? So we can see she started at12:56pm and ended at1:33pm. These are both pm and we'll assume on the same day, so that means it didn't take all the way from morning to night. They're both afternoon. So she started at12:56and we want to know how long it takes to get to1:33when she finished the puzzle. Well, from12:56to1:00pm, we can figure out how long that is. That's only four minutes, there's only four minutes between12:56and1:00, and then to get from1:00all the way to1:33pm, is another 33 minutes, so Amelia worked for four minutes, plus another 33 minutes after one o'clock. She worked for four minutes before1:00, 33 minutes after one, so she worked for a total of 37 minutes on her puzzle before solving it.(1 vote)
- how did you write this in two min(0 votes)

- It’s a bit too easy. I did it straight away in my head. Can you do a harder one?(0 votes)
- This is so boring why am I here still(0 votes)
- bro im in 8th grade and this is boring and hard ima be poor when i grow up to be a a gyat worker when i grow up my iq is below average call me at 920 567 098(0 votes)
- Bro you need help? because a gyat worker is crazzy!(0 votes)

- I know it's so HARD not EASY :((0 votes)
- i don't understand(0 votes)

## Video transcript

- [Voiceover] Amelia
started a puzzle at 12:56 pm and solved it at 1:33 pm. How long did it take
Amelia to solve the puzzle? So we can see she started at 12:56 pm and ended at 1:33 pm. These are both pm and we'll
assume on the same day, so that means it didn't take all the way from morning to night. They're both afternoon. So she started at 12:56 and we want to know how long it takes to get to 1:33 when she
finished the puzzle. Well, from 12:56 to 1:00 pm, we can figure out how long that is. That's only four minutes,
there's only four minutes between 12:56 and 1:00, and then to get from 1:00
all the way to 1:33 pm, is another 33 minutes, so Amelia worked for four minutes, plus another 33 minutes after one o'clock. She worked for four minutes before 1:00, 33 minutes after one, so
she worked for a total of 37 minutes on her
puzzle before solving it.