43 minutes ago from now the time was:

### How to Calculate What Time Was It 43 Minutes Ago

If you need to figure out what time it was a certain number of minutes in the past, it's a simple calculation involving subtraction. Here are the steps to calculate what time was it 43 minutes ago:

- Get the current time First, you need to know the current time. Let's use 3:17 PM as an example.
- Convert the current time to minutes Convert the hours and minutes to just total minutes. In this case, 3 hours = 180 minutes, plus 17 more minutes, so the current time of 3:17 PM is equal to 197 total minutes.
- Subtract the number of minutes Take the total minutes and subtract the number of minutes you want to go back. So 197 minutes minus 43 minutes is 154 minutes.
- Convert the remaining minutes back to hours and minutes 154 minutes converts to 2 hours and 34 minutes. Therefore, if the current time is 3:17 PM, then 43 minutes ago the time was 2:34 PM.

The key steps are converting the times to all minutes, doing the subtraction, and then converting back to an hour-minute format for the final answer.

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