How many minutes is it until 5:00 if forty minutes ago it was four times as many minutes past 2 o'clock?

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Guest Oct 24, 2021

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*How many minutes is it until 5:00 if forty minutes ago it was four times as many minutes past 2 o'clock?*

There are 180 minutes from 2 o'clock to 5 o'clock

The time is now **28 minutes until 5**

Explanation: If it's now 28 minutes until 5, then 40 minutes ago it was 68 minutes until 5,

which is 112 minutes after 2 (i.e. 180 – 68 = 112) and 112 is 4 times 28

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Guest Oct 24, 2021