# Duration minusMinutes() method in Java

Java 8ProgrammingObject Oriented Programming

An immutable copy of a duration where some minutes are removed from it can be obtained using the minusMinutes() method in the Duration class in Java. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the number of minutes to be subtracted and it returns the duration with the subtracted minutes.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

## Example

Live Demo

import java.time.Duration;
public class Demo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
Duration d = Duration.ofMinutes(60);
System.out.println("The duration is: " + d);
System.out.println("A copy with 10 minutes removed from the duration is: " + d.minusMinutes(10));
}
}

## Output

The duration is: PT1H
A copy with 10 minutes removed from the duration is: PT50M

Now let us understand the above program.

First, the duration is displayed. Then an immutable copy of the duration where 10 minutes are removed is obtained using the minusMinutes() method and this is displayed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows −

Duration d = Duration.ofMinutes(60);
System.out.println("The duration is: " + d);
System.out.println("A copy with 10 minutes removed from the duration is: " + d.minusMinutes(10));
Published on 13-Mar-2019 12:09:49