What is Elapsed Time? - Definition & Examples


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What is elapsed time?

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1. What is a good tool to organize your reasoning to solve for elapsed time?

2. What is the elapsed time between 2:30am and 6:10am?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Elapsed time is an important concept to be acquainted with in algebra, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its definition and related principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several components of elapsed time, including:

  • The calculation of elapsed time
  • Tools that assist with solving for elapsed time
  • The definition of elapsed time

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define elapsed time
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on how to organize your reasoning to solve for elapsed time
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate elapsed time

Additional Learning

To learn more about elapsed time, review the accompanying lesson, What is Elapsed Time? - Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the significance of elapsed time
  • Define elapsed time
  • Understand the significance of start time and end time to the solving of elapsed time problems
  • Know how to calculate elapsed time