Calculate the Time of Place B 60°W when it is 9 pm at prime meridian.
Alright, it is 9 pm at prime meridian, which is at 0 longitude. When we move toward West, it should be earlier (because the planet rotates East to West, counter-clockwise if we look at it above the Norther hemisphere).
360 degrees (the entire circle of the planet) are divided by 24 hours, or each 15 degrees contain 1 hour (360/24=15°/h).
60° contain 4 times of 15°/h, therefore, going 60° West, the time is
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