Congratulations to all of you who correctly
gave the solution to this problem. There are too many of you to
Harry of CPS was the first to send in a
In decimal time the time only goes up to 10 so halfway through
our day it is 12.00 and halfway through their day it is 5.00
A team from Oatlands Junior School went on to
explain why 15:43 our time is 6:54 French Decimal Time.
In one UK day there are24 hours, but for the
French time there are10 units of time.
And also for 1440 minutes the French equivalent would be 1000
1 minute (English)= 1000 minutes (French)/ 1440 which was
They go on to work out how many minutes past
midday (5:00 French Decimal Time) is equivalent to 15:43
The English clock moved 3hrs 43mins (223minutes) We multiplied
0.6944 by 223mins to get the French equivalent which was 154.86
French minutes. So the French clock moved 154.86 French minutes to
get to 6:54.