# Telling Time in 5-minute Intervals

The clock has numbers from 1 to 12 marked on its dial. These numbers divide the clock face into 12 equal parts. Between any two numbers there are 5 small divisions. Each small division represents a minute. So, the minute hand takes 5 minutes more from one number to the next number. When the minute hand is at 1 it is read as 1 × 5 = 5 minutes. Thus, the minute hand takes 60 minutes to complete one round.

12 × 5 = 60 minutes = 1 hour

Look at the clock in the picture. The hour hand is between 1 and 2. The minute hand is at 5. The time is 25 minutes past 1. It is written as 1:25. We read as ‘one twenty-five’.

Questions and Answers on Telling Time in 5-minute Intervals:

I. Read and write the time shown on the given clocks in two ways:

(ii) 3:55; 5 minutes to 4

(iii) 6:35, 25 minutes to 7

(iv) 5:40; 20 minutes to 6

(v) 4:10; 10 minutes past 4

(vi) 11:25; 25 minutes past 11

(vii) 1:50 10 minutes to 2

(viii) 6:05; 5 minutes past 6

II. Read the time given below each clock. Draw the hour hand and minute hand in each clock.

From the above explanation we can easily read the time in 5-minutes interval.