20 minutes ago the time was:

## How to Manually Calculate What Time Was it 20 Minutes Ago

Here’s how you can manually calculate what time was it 20 minutes ago:

**1. Know the Current Time:**

First, you need to be aware of the exact time you’re referencing.

**2. Break Down the Minutes:**

Since you want to find the time 20 minutes ago, you need to subtract 20 minutes from the current minute value.

- Current Minute – 20 minutes

**3. Handle Minute Overflow:**

There are two scenarios depending on the current minute value:

**Minutes Less Than Target:**If the target minutes to subtract (20) are more than the current minute value, it means you’ll have to “borrow” from the hour.**Minutes More Than Target:**If the current minute value is greater than the target minutes to subtract (20), the calculation is straightforward.

**4. Adjust the Hour (if necessary):**

**Borrowing Scenario:**Since you “borrowed” an hour in the first scenario (minutes less than target), you need to adjust the current hour accordingly.- Subtract 1 from the current hour.
- This will give you a new hour value.

**5. The Final Answer**.