Time in Hours and Minutes

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.

How to Read Time?

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.

2 hours 5 minutes
20 minutes to 5
5 minutes to 4
24 minutes to 3
6 hours 0 minute
18 minutes to 5
08 minutes to 5
Minute hand at 12
12 minutes to 8
08 minutes to 9

Hour hand is at 2 Minute hand is at 1,
So, time is 2 hours 5 minutes
2 : 05



40 minutes past 4
20 minutes to 5
4 : 40


55 minutes past 3
5 minutes to 4,
3 hours 55 minutes
3 : 55



36 minutes past 2,
24 minutes to 3
2 : 36


Hour hand at 6
Minute hand at 12
6 hours 0 minute
6 : 00


Hour hand is between 4 and 5
Minute hand is at 8 x 5 + 2
42 minutes past 4
18 minutes to 5
4 : 42


52 minutes past 4
08 minutes to 5
4 : 52



Hour hand is at 11
Minute hand at 12
11 : 00


48 minutes past 7
12 minutes to 8
7 : 48



52 minutes past 8
08 minutes to 9
8 : 52

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


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