We use timetables all the time in daily life – for lessons in school, for the TV
guide or even when you’re catching a bus. When reading timetables, you
must make sure that you find out what the units of time being used are, then
use that to find the information you need.
Some timetables are easier to read than others, but it’s all a matter of finding
| Example 2.|
‘This is part of a bus timetable in Alisha’s town. Alisha arrives at the Granger Street stop at 10:18. Which bus would she take to Hampton Drive and how long would it take?’
If we read the timetable, we can see that buses, Bus A and Bus B, will leave from Granger Street, but only Bus A will go to Hampton Drive.
The bus journey will take 22 minutes and she will have to wait at the stop for 7 minutes.
22 + 7 = 29 so it will take Alisha 29 minutes to get to Hampton Drive.