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TimeFormatAsText ( theTime )

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Jonathan Mickelson, Thought Development

Formats a valid time value to be written out in long form with the words for how many

Sample Input:
TimeFormatAsText ( GetAsTime ("1:27:02") )
Sample Output:
1 hour, 27 minutes and 2 seconds

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Formats a valid time value to be written out in long form with the words for how many "hours, minutes and seconds" the time value is. The output is in a format suited for duration rather than a time of day.

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Why is the example input RectangleArea ( 2 , 3 )?
Why is the example output 6?

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
November 23, 2017 11:35am

Thanks for pointing that out Bruce, I missed some of the form fields when submitting it. It's been corrected, with a real example.

Jonathan Mickelson, Los Angeles
November 25, 2017 3:37pm

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