# Half Past an Hour

We learnt that, one hour is equal to 60 minutes. When one hour is divided into two, it is half an hour or 30 minutes. The minute hand points at 6. We say, 30 minutes past an hour or half past an hour.

 Look at the clock. The minute hand is at 6. The hour hand is between 1 and 2. So, the time is half past 1. We write 1:30.
 Here, the minute hand is at 6. The hour hand is between 3 and 4. So, the time is half past 3.We write 3:30.
 Here, also the minute hand is at 6. The hour hand is between 7 and 8. So, the time is half past 7. We write 7:30.
 Here, also the minute hand is at 6. The hour hand is between 10 and 11. So, the time is half past 10. We write 10:30.

Questions and Answers on Half Past an Hour:

1. Write the time shown in each clock. One has been done for you.

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 9:30 half past nine

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1. (ii) 7: 30      half past seven

(iii) 11:30     half past eleven

(iv) 8:30       half past eight

(v) 5:30        half past five

(vi) 2:30       half past two

(vii) 12:30     half past twelve

(viii) 4:30      half past four

(ix) 6:30        half past six