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Javier leaves Edmonton AB, at 1:20 p.m and arrives in St. John'S, NL, at 8:45 p.m How long is his fight?

 Nov 12, 2020
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Hello Guest!

 

You're pretty lucky. I just happened to be on :D

So, since they're both PM, we don't have to do any conversions.

We know that 7 hours have passed, and also 25 minutes from 1:20 to 8:45.

Converting the 7hours to minutes and adding 25, we get 445 minutes. Javier's flight took 445 minutes to complete.

 

I hope this helped! angel

 Nov 12, 2020
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St. John's Nfld is 3:30 hours ahead of Edmonton, AB.

 

When the plane leaves Edmonton at 1:20 pm, it is already 4:50 pm in St. John's.

 

8:45 pm - 4:50 pm =3:55 hours - duration of the flight

 Nov 12, 2020
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I believe the problem didn't take into account that the time zones are different, since if it did, then the problem would probably have told us which time zones to follow and what time zones the times it gave us were in.

 

And who downvoted the above post? This was an amazing attempt by a user, and if it was the wrong answer, at least congratulate them on trying!

ETERNITY  Nov 12, 2020
edited by ETERNITY  Nov 12, 2020
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Note that this could be a "trick" question.....

 

Look at the Canadian Time  zones, here : https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/canada

 

Note that the time  difference between Edmonton  and St. Johns  =  3 and 1/2   hrs

 

Thus when it is   8:45 PM  in St Johns, it is actually  just  5:15 PM in Edmonton

 

So....he  has  actually been traveling from   1:20PM to  5:15 PM  as viewed in  terms of  Edmonton time 

 

So....he   actually  only travels  5  minutes less than 4 hours =   3 hrs 55 min

 

cool cool cool      

 Nov 12, 2020

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