# Python: Create a 24-hour time format (HH:MM ) taking 4 given digits

## Python Itertools: Exercise-22 with Solution

Write a Python program to create a 24-hour time format (HH:MM) using the 4 given digits. Display the latest time and do not use any digit more than once.

From Wikipedia,

In the 24-hour time notation, the day begins at midnight, 00:00, and the last minute of the day begins at 23:59. Where convenient, the notation 24:00 may also be used to refer to midnight at the end of a given date - that is, 24:00 of one day is the same time as 00:00 of the following day.

**Sample Solution:**

**Python Code:**

```
import itertools
def max_time(nums):
for i in range(len(nums)):
nums[i] *= -1
nums.sort()
for hr1, hr2, m1, m2 in itertools.permutations(nums):
hrs = -(10*hr1 + hr2)
mins = -(10*m1 + m2)
if 60> mins >=0 and 24 > hrs >=0:
result = "{:02}:{:02}".format(hrs, mins)
break
return result
nums = [1,2,3,4]
print("Original array:",nums)
print("Latest time: ",max_time(nums))
nums = [1,2,4,5]
print("\nOriginal array:",nums)
print("Latest time: ",max_time(nums))
nums = [2,2,4,5]
print("\nOriginal array:",nums)
print("Latest time: ",max_time(nums))
nums = [2,2,4,3]
print("\nOriginal array:",nums)
print("Latest time: ",max_time(nums))
nums = [0,2,4,3]
print("\nOriginal array:",nums)
print("Latest time: ",max_time(nums))
```

Sample Output:

Original array: [1, 2, 3, 4] Latest time: 23:41 Original array: [1, 2, 4, 5] Latest time: 21:54 Original array: [2, 2, 4, 5] Latest time: 22:54 Original array: [2, 2, 4, 3] Latest time: 23:42 Original array: [0, 2, 4, 3] Latest time: 23:40

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