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Different Ways of Thinking about Time

We usually think of time in pretty standard ways. Like you probably think of how old you are in terms of years. You might think of how long a movie is in terms of hours. Your summer vacation in terms of months.

What about how long these things are in other types of times, like seconds? Or Weeks? For example, how many seconds old are you? How many weeks long is a movie?

This selection will allow you to "play" around with time a little bit. Type some time below, like your age, or how long your vacation is, and you ’ ll be shown how your time translates into other times, you might not normally think of!

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