Telling time review

Review telling time on an analog clock, and try some practice problems.

Analog clocks

Time is told in hours\maroonD{\text{hours}} and minutes\blueD{\text{minutes}}. For example, if the time is 9:39\maroonD9\colon\blueD{39}, the hour\maroonD{\text{hour}} is 9\maroonD9 and the minutes\blueD{\text{minutes}} are 39\blueD{39}. Another way to think of this is that the time is 39\blueD{39} minutes\blueD{\text{minutes}} after 9\maroonD9 o'clock.
There are two hands on an analog clock. The short hand is the hour hand\maroonD{\text{hour hand}}. The long hand is the minute hand\blueD{\text{minute hand}}.

Reading the hour hand

The hour is the number that the hour hand is either pointing to or has most recently passed.
For example, on all the following clocks, the hour is 33 o'clock.

Reading the minute hand

The minute hand starts at the top of the clock facing the 1212. This represents 00 minutes after the hour. Every minute after this, the minute hand moves one tick mark to the right.
For example, on the following clock the minute hand has moved 1414 tick marks from the top of the clock. So, the minutes are 1414.
Want to learn more about telling time? Check out this video.


What time is it?
Timeviseren er mellom 66 og 77, så den er etter klokken 66 men ikke 77 enda.
Timen er 66.
The minute hand has moved 2727 tick marks from the top of the clock. So, the minutes are 2727.
The time is 6:276{:}27.


Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.