How Does Someone Convert Military Time to A.m. and P.m.?

How Does Someone Convert Military Time to A.m. and P.m.?

How Does Someone Convert Military Time to A.m. and P.m.?

To convert military time to the standard 12-hour clock, subtract 12 hours from any time shown in double digits. Using this system, 13:00 is 1 p.m. and 23:00 is 11 p.m. for times between 1 and 11:59, the number stays the same and it is in the am; for those between 12 and 12:59, the number stays the same and it is in the pm. Midnight on the 24-hour system is considered to be 00:00.

Military time is used in areas where making a mistake about the time of day would be a critical mistake. Hospitals, the military, law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics all use military time to accurately keep track of the time in important situations.