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Lesson 2: Telling time

# Telling time review

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

## Analog clocks

Time is told in start color #ca337c, start text, h, o, u, r, s, end text, end color #ca337c and start color #11accd, start text, m, i, n, u, t, e, s, end text, end color #11accd. For example, if the time is start color #ca337c, 9, end color #ca337c, space, colon, start color #11accd, 39, end color #11accd, the start color #ca337c, start text, h, o, u, r, end text, end color #ca337c is start color #ca337c, 9, end color #ca337c and the start color #11accd, start text, m, i, n, u, t, e, s, end text, end color #11accd are start color #11accd, 39, end color #11accd. Another way to think of this is that the time is start color #11accd, 39, end color #11accd start color #11accd, start text, m, i, n, u, t, e, s, end text, end color #11accd after start color #ca337c, 9, end color #ca337c o'clock.
There are two hands on an analog clock. The short hand is the start color #ca337c, start text, h, o, u, r, space, h, a, n, d, end text, end color #ca337c. The long hand is the start color #11accd, start text, m, i, n, u, t, e, space, h, a, n, d, end text, end color #11accd.
A clock with every hour labeled and tick marks every 1 minute. The short, pink hand points between the 9 and the 10. The blue, long hand points to fourth tick mark after the 7.

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.
A clock with every hour labeled and tick marks every 1 minute. The short hand points to the 3. The long hand points to the 12.
A clock with every hour labeled and tick marks every 1 minute. The short hand points between the 3 and the 4. The long hand points to fourth tick mark after the 4.
A clock with every hour labeled and tick marks every 1 minute. The short hand points just before the 4. The long hand points at the first tick mark after the 10.

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.
A clock with every hour labeled and tick marks every 1 minute. The short hand points between the 1 and the 2. The long hand points to the fourth tick mark after the 2. The clock is shaded blue from the 12 to the fourth tick mark after the 2. The tick mark is labeled 14.

### Example

What time is it?
A clock with every hour labeled and tick marks every 1 minute. The short hand points between the 6 and the 7. The long hand points to the second tick mark after the 5.
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.
A clock with every hour labeled and tick marks every 1 minute. The short hand points between the 6 and the 7. The long hand points to the second tick mark after the 5. The clock is shaded blue from the 12 to the second tick mark after the 5. The tick mark is labeled 27.
The minute hand has moved 27 tick marks from the top of the clock. So, the minutes are 27.
The time is 6, colon, 27.

## Practice

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

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