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How does someone convert military time to a.m. and p.m.?

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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.

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How does someone convert military time to a.m. and p.m.?
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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.

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