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February 27th, 2017, 08:07 PM   #1
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If the time is 23:59:59 Military time, what time is it on an eight-hour clock?
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One second before eight o'clock, I guess.
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If the time is 23:59:59 Military time, what time is it on an eight-hour clock?
An eight hour clock? Well it would be 7:59:59 ZM, where the day is divided into AM, PM, and ZM.
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I thought that an eight-hour clock would not have eights or nines, something like base 8.

Also, I pictured a minute having 40 seconds and an hour having 40 minutes.

I guess one way to start would be to calculate how many seconds were in 23:59:59 and follow these premises.

I don't believe it's as easy as per usual subtracting one second off of a standard clock.
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You'd have to pick a point where you define the clocks to be the same value (say, 00:00 at midnight) and then just count up the seconds from there.
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I thought that an eight-hour clock would not have eights or nines, something like base 8.

Also, I pictured a minute having 40 seconds and an hour having 40 minutes.

I guess one way to start would be to calculate how many seconds were in 23:59:59 and follow these premises.

I don't believe it's as easy as per usual subtracting one second off of a standard clock.
That's debatable , a 24 hour clock has numbers 24 to 59 so .... doesn't look like a tight constraint on the clock modulus.

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