# LocalTime minusHours() method in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

An immutable copy of a LocalTime object where some hours are subtracted from it can be obtained using the minusHours() method in the LocalTime class in Java. This method requires a single parameter i.e. the number of hours to be subtracted and it returns the LocalTime object with the subtracted hours.

A program that demonstrates this is given as follows −

## Example

Live Demo

import java.time.*;
public class Demo {
public static void main(String[] args) {
LocalTime lt = LocalTime.now();
System.out.println("The current LocalTime is: " + lt);
System.out.println("The LocalTime with 3 hours subtracted is: " + lt.minusHours(3));
}
}

## Output

The current LocalTime is: 09:56:57.508
The LocalTime with 3 hours subtracted is: 06:56:57.508

Now let us understand the above program.

First the current LocalTime is displayed. Then an immutable copy of the LocalTime where 3 hours are subtracted is obtained using the minusHours() method and this is displayed. A code snippet that demonstrates this is as follows −

LocalTime lt = LocalTime.now();
System.out.println("The current LocalTime is: " + lt);
System.out.println("The LocalTime with 3 hours subtracted is: " + lt.minusHours(3));
Published on 26-Mar-2019 06:05:31