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Exactly how many minutes is it before eight o'clock, if 40 minutes ago, it was three times as many minutes past four o'clock?

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Assume that it is Exactly x minutes before eight o'clock. By the given information, we have

8*60-x-40=4*60+3x
So, ...

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This solution is comprised of a detailed explanation to answer exactly how many minutes is it before eight o'clock, if 40 minutes ago, it was three times as many minutes past four o'clock.

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