Reading a Time Zone

U.S. Time zones

Different Time Zones United States

Why Learn mis Skill?

The world is divided into 24 different time zones. Six of them divide the United States.

Communicating or traveling between them requires making time adjustments.

Learning the Skill

To read a time zone map., follow these steps:

♦ Trace the vertical sections dividing the map. Each section represents a time zone.

♦ Observe the east-west progression of the zones across the map. The starting point is 0* longitude.

♦ Read the labels showing the time in different zones.

♦ Subtract or add hours among zones to determine time differences.

Practicing the Skill

Read the map above; then answer the following questions.

O Which time zone is located farther west, the central or mountain time zone? O When it is 3 p.m. in Los Angeles, what time is it in New York City?

—Applying the Skill-

A banker in Chicago needs to attend a meeting in Washington, D.C., slarling al 1 P.M. The total travel time is three hours. What lime musi Lhc Chicago banker leave?

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  • rosario
    How do you read a time zone map?
    2 years ago

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