# LocalTime minusMinutes() method in Java

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

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

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 15 minutes subtracted is: " + lt.minusMinutes(15));
}
}

## Output

The current LocalTime is: 09:53:36.813
The LocalTime with 15 minutes subtracted is: 09:38:36.813

Now let us understand the above program.

First the current LocalTime is displayed. Then an immutable copy of the LocalTime where 15 minutes are subtracted is obtained using the minusMinutes() 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 15 minutes subtracted is: " + lt.minusMinutes(15));
Published on 26-Mar-2019 06:04:19