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# Telling time review

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

## Analog clocks

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

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 $3$ o'clock.

The minute hand starts at the top of the clock facing the $12$. This represents $0$ 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 $14$ tick marks from the top of the clock. So, the minutes are $14$.

### Example

What time is it?
The hour hand is between $6$ and $7$, so it is after $6$ o'clock but not yet $7$ o'clock.
The hour is $6$.
The minute hand has moved $27$ tick marks from the top of the clock. So, the minutes are $27$.
The time is $6:27$.

## Practice

Problem 1
What time is it?
The time is
:
a.m.

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

## Want to join the conversation?

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