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 2.6 How much time?  In the table below we see the time tables for a train ride between Stockholm C – Boden C. What do we do if we want to know exactly how long this journey takes? Example 1 The table shows that the train leaves Stockholm at 17:57 and arrives in Boden 07:05 the next day. An easy method to use is to do the following: 1. Begin by calculating the number of minutes the nearest whole hour: 17:57 => 18:00 = 3 minutes 2. Next calculate the number of whole hours: 18:00 => 07:00 = 13 h 3. Then take the number of remaining minutes: 07:00 => 07:05 = 5 minutes 4. Add these times: 13 h and  (3 + 5) minutes = 13 h and 8 minutes In other words, the night train between Stockholm C and Boden C takes 13 hours and 8 minutes. Exempel 2 If you feel comfortable doing these calculations, you can use a slightly quicker method where the calculations are done in two steps.  Below we see the times for a train ride between Stockholm C – Gotheburg C. 1. Begin by calculating the whole hours: 14:59 => 18:59 = 4 h 2. Then calculate the minutes: 18:59 => 19:27 = 28 minutes In other words, it takes 4 hours and 28 minutes to travel between Stockholm C – Gothenburg C.