Military Time – My Trick To Easily Translate It In My Head
Just a quick tip for today.
Military time: It is used all over the world though not much here in North America. I have heard a lot of people have trouble translating the time when listed in military time – or a 24 clock – in their heads. This is something I have never had difficulty with ever since I figured out a little trick a bunch of years ago. Today I am going to share it with you:
All I do is take away 2 from any number listed in military time (above 12) and drop the first number.
- 1300 becomes 1 because 13-2=11. Drop the first 1 and you are left with a 1.
- 2100 becomes 9 because 21-2=19. Drop the first number from 19, the 1, and you are left with a 9.
I have tried to explain this to other people and they look at me like I’m crazy. To me, this makes perfect sense and I hope it does for you too.
Do you have a system for this that you’ve come up with for yourself? Think it’s better than mine? What is it?