# Interpreting Tables: What is the Time Difference?

In this worksheet, students interpret data about time differences around the world and answer questions.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Statistics

Curriculum subtopic:   Complete, Read and Interpret Tables

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

This table shows the times around the world compared to London's time, which is known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

When the table shows GMT-3 for Brazil, it means the time in Brazil is the current time in London minus 3 hours.

When the table shows GMT+2 for South Africa, it means the time in South Africa is the current time in London plus 2 hours.

For Example:

When it is 14:00 in London, it is:

03:00 in Samoa (14:00 - 11 hours)

08:00 in Mexico City (14:00 - 6 hours)

11:00 in Brazil (14:00 - 3 hours)

15:00 in Paris (14:00 + 1 hour)

16:00 in South Africa (14:00 + 2 hours)

23:00 in Tokyo (14:00 + 9 hours)

02:00 (the following day) in Auckland (14:00 + 12 hours)

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Rome.

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Brazil.

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Hawaii.

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Perth.

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Madrid.

It is 17:00 in Rome.

Look at the table to work out the time in Madrid.

It is 17:00 in Rome.

Look at the table to work out the time in South Africa.

It is 17:00 in Mexico City.

Look at the table to work out the time in Brazil.

It is 17:00 in Mexico City.

Look at the table to work out the time in Alaska.

It is 17:00 in Hawaii.

Look at the table to work out the time in Auckland.

• Question 1

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Rome.

18:00
EDDIE SAYS
In the table it says that the time in Madrid, Paris and Rome is GMT + 1 hour, so if the time in London is 17:00, then the time in Rome is 17:00 + 1 hour = 18:00.
• Question 2

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Brazil.

14:00
EDDIE SAYS
In the table it says that the time in Brazil is GMT - 3 hours, so if the time in London is 17:00, then the time in Brazil is 17:00 - 3 hours = 14:00.
• Question 3

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Hawaii.

07:00
EDDIE SAYS
In the table it says that the time in Hawaii is GMT - 10 hours, so if the time in London is 17:00, then the time in Hawaii is 17:00 - 10 hours = 07:00. You're doing great!
• Question 4

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Perth.

01:00
EDDIE SAYS
In the table it says that the time in Beijing, Perth and Singapore is GMT + 8 hours, so if the time in London is 17:00, then the time in Perth is 17:00 + 8 hours = 01:00. Well done!
• Question 5

It is 17:00 in London.

Look at the table to work out the time in Madrid.

18:00
EDDIE SAYS
In Madrid, Paris and Rome the time is GMT + 1 hour, so if the time in London is 17:00, then the time in Madrid is 17:00 + 1 hours = 18:00.
• Question 6

It is 17:00 in Rome.

Look at the table to work out the time in Madrid.

17:00
EDDIE SAYS
This is a bit tricky, but just make sure you read the question carefully. In Madrid, Paris and Rome the time is GMT + 1 hour, so if the time in Rome is 17:00, then the time in Madrid must be the same.
• Question 7

It is 17:00 in Rome.

Look at the table to work out the time in South Africa.

18:00
EDDIE SAYS
In Madrid, Paris and Rome the time is GMT + 1 hour, so if the time in Rome is 17:00, GMT is 16:00. This makes the time in South Africa 16:00 + 2 hours = 18:00. Well done for reading the question carefully.
• Question 8

It is 17:00 in Mexico City.

Look at the table to work out the time in Brazil.

20:00
EDDIE SAYS
In Mexico City the time is GMT - 6 hours, so if the time in Mexico City is 17:00, GMT is 23:00. This makes the time in Brazil 23:00 - 3 hours = 20:00. Well done for reading the question carefully.
• Question 9

It is 17:00 in Mexico City.

Look at the table to work out the time in Alaska.

14:00
EDDIE SAYS
In Mexico City the time is GMT - 6 hours, so if the time in Mexico City is 17:00, GMT is 23:00. This makes the time in Alaska 23:00 - 9 hours = 14:00. You're doing great!
• Question 10

It is 17:00 in Hawaii.

Look at the table to work out the time in Auckland.

15:00
EDDIE SAYS
In Hawaii the time is GMT - 10 hours, so if the time in Hawaii is 17:00, GMT is 03:00. This makes the time in Auckland 03:00 + 12 hours = 15:00. Great work using this time table from around the world!
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