Word Problem Wednesday: Travels and Time Zones!

Jan 4, 2017

Happy New Year! On the first Word Problem Wednesday of 2017, we're shouting out to all of you who had a great time traveling with family over the holidays. Solve this week's word problem and check back tomorrow for the answer.

Paolo takes a plane from Seattle to New York. The plane takes off at 8:30 in the morning and lands 5 hours and 48 minutes later. New York is 3 time zones (3 hours) ahead of Seattle. What time does the plane land in New York?

Update: Here's the solution!

The time in New York will be 5 hours and 48 minutes + 3 hours = 8 hours and 40 minutes after 8:30 AM. Eight hours after 8:30 AM is 4:30 PM, and 48 minutes after that is 5:18 PM.

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