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## How to Manually Calculate What Time Was it 27 Minutes Ago

If you need to determine what time was it 27 minutes ago, you can do a simple manual calculation. Here are the steps:

Identify the current time First, look at a clock and note the current time in hours and minutes. For example, let’s say the current time is 2:15 PM.

- Subtract 27 minutes Take the minute value of the current time (15) and subtract 27 from it. 15 – 27 = -12
- Carry the hour Since you can’t have negative minutes, you need to “carry” an hour from the current hour value. Subtract 1 from the hour value and add 60 to the minute value. Hour: 2 – 1 = 1 Minutes: -12 + 60 = 48
- Calculate the time Put the new hour and minute values together to get the time 27 minutes ago. 1:48 PM

So if the current time is 2:15 PM, then the time 27 minutes ago was 1:48 PM.

It’s as simple as subtracting the minutes, carrying the hour if needed, and recombining the new hour and minute values.