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Time

Clock and Clock Patterns

  • A clock is a device that gives the measurement of time with the help of moving hands.
  • There are 12 sections in the clock. Each number represents an hour.
  • The three hands on the clock, are said hour hand, minute hour, and second hand.
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Parts of clock:

  • Minute hand: It is the long hand and it represents the minutes.
  • Hour hand: It is the short hand and it represents to the hour.
  • Second hands: It is the long thin hands which moves continuously and it represents the second.
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The tiny lines between any two number denotes a minute. There are 5 minutes between any two numbers of the clock.

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Unit of time:

The unit we use to measure time is

  • Hour
  • Minute
  • Second

Relation between the units of time:

1 hour = 60 minutes

1 minute = 60 seconds

1 day = 24 hours.

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Read Time in Clock

The hands in the clock points to the hour and the minutes. The clock shows the multiplication table of 5 on it. The hour and the minute hand together tell us the time.

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Example :

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The shorter hand points to the number 10.

The longer hand points to the number 2. Therefore, the minutes is 5 × 2 = 10

The time in the clock is 10 hour 10 minutes.

It is written as 10:10.

Terms in Clock

  • Quarter to: This means 15 minutes is left to complete the hour. For example, 04:45 means 15 minutes is left to 5.
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  • Quarter past: This means that 15 minutes has passed after completing the hour. For example, 06:15 means 15 minutes has passed after 6.
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  • Half past: This means that 30 minutes has passed after completing the hour. For example, 03:30 means 30 minutes has passed after 3.
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