24h to 12h

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I recently got a hold of some pretty handy tricks to get around with the 12 hours system, the AM/PM, you see i'm not too comfortable in using the 12h systems, i always mistaken by the AM and PM thing :P maybe cause i lived in indonesia, and i'm not very fluent in speaking english, so this 12h sytems is rarely used by me, i prefer the military one, the 24h system.

Well, when i browsing by, i found this tips in order to convert easily and quickly ;)

Here is how to do it :

Take the 24 hour time. Substract with 10 and then take 2 off it. Simple ;)

13 — 3 - 2 = 1pm
14 — 4 - 2 = 2pm
15 — 5 - 2 = 3pm
16 — 6 - 2 = 4pm
17 — 7 - 2 = 5pm
18 — 8 - 2 = 6pm

See ;)

Well i know that it is the same as substracting by 12, so why bother substract with 10 first, and then 2 ? Hm.. well i think maybe because our mind will substract more quicker if we eliminate with 10 and then 2, anybody will not even THINK when you substract numbers with 2 right ? So if you substract with 12, i guess your brain do a little think :P Well it's up to you guyz though :P

p.s: i really really just knew this trick :P hehe.. so don't mock me ok :P peace ! ;)


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