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

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