# Help with some python homework...

David Hutto dwightdhutto at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 02:12:32 CET 2014

```On Saturday, February 1, 2014 2:32:22 PM UTC-5, Denis McMahon wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:14:31 -0700, Scott W Dunning wrote:
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> > little different from a few things you guys had mentioned.  For one, I
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> > got the correct time by calculating the number of time run and
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> > converting that into seconds then back out to hr:mn:sc.  I didn't
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> > calculate from midnight.
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> > SECONDS = 1 MINUTES = 60 * SECONDS HOURS = 60 * MINUTES
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> > time_left_house = 6 * HOURS + 52 * MINUTES
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> This does actually calculate the time in seconds since midnight that you
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> left the house
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> > miles_run_easy_pace = 2 * (8 * MINUTES + 15 * SECONDS)
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> > miles_run_fast_pace = 3 * (7 * MINUTES + 12 * SECONDS)
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> > time_returned_home = miles_run_easy_pace + miles_run_fast_pace +
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> > time_left_house
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> And this calculates the time in seconds since midnight that you returned
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> home
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> So although you don't realise it, you are actually working in seconds
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> since midnight, and then converting seconds back into hours, minutes and
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> seconds.
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> --
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> Denis McMahon

A little OT, but these might peak your interest for this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epoch_%28reference_date%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second

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