Time in hours and minutes are read out in the following figures of clock/watch.
How to read time in hours and minutes?
There are 12 big divisions marked on a clock. The big divisions have five small divisions each. The small division stands for one minute. When the minute hand moves from one big division to the next, 5 minutes have passed.
When the minute hand moves from one small division to the next, 1 minute has passed.
To read the time, first look at the hour-hand. It is between 4 and 5, so
it is after 4 o' clock. To find the minutes skip count by 5’s from 12
to 8 (40).
Then count by ones till you reach the minute-hand (42).
The time is 4 : 42.
Hour hand is at 2 Minute hand is at 1,
40 minutes past 4
55 minutes past 3
36 minutes past 2,
Hour hand at 6
Hour hand is between 4 and 5
52 minutes past 4
Hour hand is at 11
48 minutes past 7
52 minutes past 8
This watch/clock will help us to read out the time in hours and minutes.
Suppose, if it is 30 minutes past 6 we write it as half past 6 or half to 7.
If it is 45 minutes past 8 we write it as quarter to 9.
We write 10 : 15 as quarter past 10