what time is 17 40


Question: What time is 17:40? 

Answer:17:40  in the 24- hr clock is 5:40 PM in the 12 hr clock.

Explanation:

17:40 is a time expressed in 24 hrs clock. In general, our analog clock has readings from 1-12.

 we can convert the  24 hrs clock format to 12 hr clock format by subtracting 12 and add the AM or PM accordingly. 

If  in 24 hr format the time is more than > 12 we add PM ( post meridiem) and if it is <12 it is AM (Ante meridiem) 

So if we subtract 12 from 17 40  we get 5:40  PM.

Thus 17:40 is 5:40 PM.